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assaillir

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

assaillir

  1. to assail, assault, attack

ConjugationEdit

  • 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 FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

assaillir

  1. to jump on
  2. to attack; to assault
    • circa 1170, Wace, Le Roman de Rou:
      Rogier li viel, cil de Belmont
      Assalt Engleis el primier front
      Roger the aged, the one from Belmont
      Attacked some Englishmen of the first line
      .