voir

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French veoir, veir, from earlier vedeir, from Latin vidēre, present active infinitive of videō, from Proto-Italic *widēō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *weyd-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

voir

  1. to see (visually)
    Je vois ma mère là-bas.
    I see my mother over there.
  2. to see (to understand)
    Tu vois que tu avais tort ?
    Do you see that you were wrong?
  3. to see (to visit, to go and see)

Conjugation[edit]

Verbs derived from voir form their future and conditional forms using the root verr- instead of the vr- or voir- of other verbs.

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

voir

  1. (Louisiana) please (used to mark the imperative)
    Viens voir ici. - Come here please.

External links[edit]


Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vērus.

Adjective[edit]

voir m (oblique and nominative feminine singular voire)

  1. true
  2. real
  3. true; genuine
    • circa 1150, Thomas d'Angleterre, Le Roman de Tristan, page 176 (of the Champion Classiques edition, ISBN 2-7453-0520-4), line 2178:
      E cele, qui est veire amie
      And she, who is a true friend

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

voir m (oblique plural voirs, nominative singular voirs, nominative plural voir)

  1. the truth

References[edit]

See also[edit]