veiller

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French veiller, veigler, from Old French veillier, veiller, from Vulgar Latin *viglāre, contracted from Latin vigilāre, present active infinitive of vigilō. Compare the borrowed doublet vigiler.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɛ.je/, /ve.je/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

veiller

  1. (intransitive) to stay up, sit up
  2. (intransitive) to keep guard, keep watch
  3. (intransitive) to look after, see to ( + à); see to it that ( + à ce que)
  4. (intransitive) to watch over (someone) ( + sur)
  5. (transitive) to keep watch over a sick person at night; to do a death wake for
  6. (intransitive, Quebec) to go out in the evening, e.g. in parties, clubs, bars

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Middle French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French veillier, from Latin vigilo, vigilare.

Verb[edit]

veiller

  1. to be awake

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: veiller