See also: êtreindre

French edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old French estreindre, from Latin stringere (tighten), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *streyg-.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /e.tʁɛ̃dʁ/
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Verb edit

étreindre

  1. to hug (embrace)
  2. to clutch, grip

Conjugation edit

This verb is conjugated like peindre. It uses the same endings as rendre or vendre, but its -nd- becomes -gn- before a vowel, and its past participle ends in 't' instead of a vowel.

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