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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French espannir, from Frankish *spannjan (cognate with English span).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

s'épanouir

  1. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to blossom; to bloom; to flower
  2. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to reveal its qualities
  3. (takes a reflexive pronoun, figuratively) to thrive, flourish

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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