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EtymologyEdit

à (to) +‎ mener (to lead), or the analogous Latin compound.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /am.ne/
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VerbEdit

amener

  1. to bring (a person), take, fetch, give a lift, give a ride
    Je peux t'amener chez toi?Can I give you a lift home?
    Elle m'a amené en voiture à la gare.She gave me a lift to the station.
  2. to reel in (a fish)
  3. to lead

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 amène rather than *il amene. Other verbs conjugated this way include lever and mener. Related but distinct conjugations include those of appeler and préférer.

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VerbEdit

amener

  1. to bring
    • 12th Century, Unknown, Raoul de Cambrai:
      On li amaine .i. bon courant destrier
      They brought him a good, fast warhorse

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. It has two stems, a unstressed one in -men- that appears in most forms and a stressed one in -mein- (also -main-) that appears in parts of the present indicative, subjunctive and imperative. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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