trier

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

try +‎ -er

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trier ‎(plural triers)

  1. One who tries; one who makes experiments or examines anything by a test or standard.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Boyle to this entry?)
  2. An instrument used for sampling something.
    • 2009, Stephanie Clark, ‎Michael Costello, ‎Floyd Bodyfelt, The Sensory Evaluation of Dairy Products (page 145)
      The judge should grasp the butter trier firmly in hand and insert the sampling device as near as possible to the center of the butter sample.
  3. One who tries judicially.
  4. (law) A person appointed by law to try challenges of jurors; a trior.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)
  5. (obsolete) That which tries or approves; a test.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French trier, from Old French trier(to choose, pick out or separate from others, sift, cull), from Gallo-Romance *triare(to pick out), a variant of Late Latin trītō, trītāre, from Latin trītus, the past participle of terō. The word sense originates from granum terere, to beat the corn from the chaff, or trier le grain in modern French, hence the meaning. Italian tritare keeps both senses of the word - to grind and to sort - confirming a common Romance origin. For loss of medial "t" see abbaye.

Old French tirer(to pull out, snatch), is a false cognate of Germanic origin.

Related to Occitan triar(to pick out, choose from among others), Catalan triar(to pick, choose).

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Verb[edit]

trier

  1. to sort, to sort out
    Trier le tas de lettres.
    Sort (out) the pile of letters.
  2. to grade; to calibrate

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Disputed; see English try.

Verb[edit]

trier

  1. to choose; to select
  2. to sort
  3. to find
  4. to verify; to make sure of
  5. (law) to try (in court)
  6. to pull

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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