affliger

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin affligere.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

affliger

  1. to grieve, distress
  2. (literary) to smite (de with)

ConjugationEdit

  • This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written afflige- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.
Last modified on 6 April 2014, at 08:54