tomber

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French tomber, from Old French tumber, itself either of expressive/onomatopoetic origin (compare also Catalan tombar, Portuguese tombar, Spanish tumbar, Romanian tumbă, etc.), or alternatively possibly from a Frankish *tūmōn (to rotate, reel, sway), from Proto-Germanic *tūmōną (to turn, rotate), of uncertain origin. More at tumb.

Displaced the native choir, inherited from cadō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɔ̃.be/
  • Hyphenation: tom‧ber
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -e

Verb[edit]

tomber

  1. to fall
    Un tamis placé à l'intérieur du dispositif empêchera les choses de tomber dans le tube.
    A screen placed inside the device will keep things from falling into the tube.
  2. to come down
    Laisse la pluie tomber sur nous et recouvre le pays de cette eau qui donne la vie.
    Let the rains come down upon us and cover the land with life-giving water.
  3. (in idioms) to become, to get

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Middle French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French tumber.

Verb[edit]

tomber

  1. to fall

Conjugation[edit]

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

Descendants[edit]

  • French: tomber, tumer (dialectal)