travailler

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French travailler, from Old French traveillier ‎(to suffer), from Vulgar Latin *tripaliāre, present active infinitive of *tripaliō ‎(to torture; to toil, labor), from tripalium ‎(torture instrument), from Latin tripālis ‎(having three stakes). Compare Franco-Provençal travalyer, Catalan treballar, Portuguese trabalhar and Spanish trabajar.

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Verb[edit]

travailler

  1. to work
  2. to study

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Middle French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French traveiller.

Verb[edit]

travailler

  1. to suffer (be in a state of suffering)

Conjugation[edit]

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

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Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

travailler

  1. Alternative form of traveillier

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-aill, *-aills, *-aillt are modified to ail, auz, aut. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.