Last modified on 11 January 2015, at 18:37

obscurcir

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

obscur +‎ -ir, with the c to make the pronunciation easier. Compare noircir, etc.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ɔb.skyʁ.siʁ/, /ɔp.skyʁ.siʁ/

VerbEdit

obscurcir

  1. to darken (a colour)
  2. (figuratively) to obscure, to blur
  3. (computing) to obfuscate
  4. (reflexive, of sky) to darken
  5. (reflexive) to become obscure

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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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

obscur +‎ -ir.

VerbEdit

obscurcir

  1. (transitive) to darken; to make darker