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ouvrir

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French ouvrir, from Old French ovrir, obrir, from Vulgar Latin *operīre, alteration of Classical Latin aperīre, present active infinitive of aperiō (I open), perhaps under the influence of cooperīre (to cover).

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VerbEdit

ouvrir

  1. (transitive) to open
  2. (transitive) to begin
  3. (reflexive, s'ouvrir) to open (become open)

ConjugationEdit

  • This verb is conjugated like couvrir and offrir. It is conjugated like a regular -er verb in the present and imperfect indicative, present subjunctive, imperative, and present participle; it is conjugated like a regular -ir verb in the infinitive, future indicative, conditional, past historic, and imperfect subjunctive; and its past participle ouvert is irregular.

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Middle FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

ouvrir

  1. to open