Last modified on 12 July 2014, at 06:11


Old FrenchEdit



  1. to cut up; to cut into pieces
  2. (figuratively) to maim; to mutilate


  • This verb conjugates like other verbs ending in -ier. These verbs are conjugated mostly like verbs in -er, but have an extra i before the e of some endings. However, in the present tense an extra supporting e is needed in the first-person singular indicative and throughout the singular subjunctive, and the third-person singular subjunctive ending -t is lost. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.