trembler

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tremble +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

trembler (plural tremblers)

  1. One who, or that which, trembles.
  2. Any of various New World passerine birds of the family Mimidae.
  3. The vibrating hammer, or spring contact piece of a hammer break, as of the electric ignition apparatus for an internal combustion engine.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French trambler and its variants, from Vulgar Latin tremulāre, present active infinitive of tremulō, a derivate of Classical Latin tremere, present active infinitive of tremō. Doublet with trémuler

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

trembler

  1. to shake
  2. to tremble

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Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

trembler

  1. to tremble; to quiver; to shake

Conjugation[edit]

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

Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

trembler

  1. Alternative form of trambler
    • circa 1250, Marie de France, Equitan
      m'est une anguisse el quer ferue, ki tut le cors me fet trembler
      Such a pain has pierced my heart, that makes my whole body quiver

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. In the present tense an extra supporting e is needed in the first-person singular indicative and throughout the singular subjunctive, and the third-person singular subjunctive ending -t is lost. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.