amarsir

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a- +‎ Mars +‎ -ir, on the analogy of atterrir (to land (on Earth)) from Terre (Earth).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

amarsir

  1. (intransitive, of a spacecraft) To land on the surface of the planet Mars
    • 1996, Fernando Arrabal, Le fou rire des lilliputiens, page 90:
    • Les plus anciens de la localité estiment qu'elle amarsira sur une aussi plantureuse planète au mois de février 1897, année bissextile par voie orale.
    • The oldest residents thought that she'd made a Mars landing on another fertile planet in the month of February, 1897, a leap year in their way of speaking.

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ConjugationEdit

  • This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.
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