tressaillir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French tressaillir, from tres- (across) + saillir (jump).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tʁe.sa.jiʁ/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

tressaillir

  1. to thrill, shiver, quiver
  2. to vibrate
  3. to twitch, start, shudder, jump

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is part of a small group of verbs in -ir that conjugate in the indicative imperfect and present, the subjunctive present, and the present participle, as if they ended in -er. They are sometimes written with an ‘e’ in the future and imperfect, like cueillir and other verbs in -llir.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tres- +‎ saillir.

Verb[edit]

tressaillir

  1. to jump over or jump across
  2. to jump for joy

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle French: tressaillir

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