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EtymologyEdit

From Old French acheter, from Vulgar Latin *accattāre or *accaptāre, present active infinitive of *accattō or *accaptō, from Latin ad + captō. Cognate with Norman acater (to buy), Sicilian accattari (to buy), Neapolitan accattà (to buy), Corsican accattà (to buy). Compare English cater.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aʃ.te/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

acheter

  1. to purchase; buy

ConjugationEdit

This verb is conjugated mostly like the regular -er verbs (parler and chanter and so on), but the -e- /ə/ of the second-to-last syllable becomes -è- /ɛ/ when the next vowel is a silent or schwa -e-. For example, in the third-person singular present indicative, we have il achète rather than *il achete. Other verbs conjugated this way include lever and mener. Related but distinct conjugations include those of appeler and préférer.

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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *accattāre or *accaptāre, present active infinitive of *accattō or *accaptō, from Latin ad + captō.

VerbEdit

acheter

  1. to purchase; buy

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ts, *-tt are modified to z, t. This verb has a stressed present stem achat distinct from the unstressed stem achet. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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