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From a Vulgar Latin *appariclāre, syncopated form of *appariculāre, present active infinitive of *appariculō, probably from Latin apparō. Related to apareil, whence also English apparel and Modern French appareil.



  1. to arm or tool oneself
  2. to tool; to equip
  3. to prepare (food)
    • 1377, Bernard de Gordon, Fleur de lis de medecine (a.k.a. lilium medicine), page 178 of this essay:
      la dite chair du serpens soit appareillé avec pouldre de coriande
      the aforementioned snake flesh should be prepared with powdered coriander


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 *-eill, *-eills, *-eillt are modified to eil, euz, eut. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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