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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

a- +‎ gaitier, itself from Frankish.

VerbEdit

agaitier

  1. to watch; to survey; to keep watch.
    • circa 1150, Thomas d'Angleterre, Le Roman de Tristan, page 52 (of the Champion Classiques edition, ISBN 2-7453-0520-4), lines 172-3:
      Amie Yseut, car esvelliez!
      Par engien somes agaitiez.
      Ysolt, my friend, wake up!
      By trickery we have been spied upon.

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -ier, with a palatal stem. These verbs are conjugated mostly like verbs in -er, but there is an extra i before the e of some endings. The forms that would normally end in *-ts, *-tt are modified to z, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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