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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French asseoir, from Old French asseoir, from Vulgar Latin *assedēre, reformed from Latin assidēre, present active infinitive of assideō, on the basis of sedeō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

asseoir

  1. (transitive) to sit down; to get seated
    Assois les enfants sur des chaises !
    Sit the children down on chairs!
  2. to assert
    asseoir sa domination
    to assert one's domination
  3. (reflexive) to sit down; to take a seat

ConjugationEdit

The verb asseoir (and its derivative rasseoir) has 2 distinct conjugations.

The verb asseoir (and its derivative rasseoir) has 2 distinct conjugations.

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French asseoir.

VerbEdit

asseoir

  1. (sometimes reflexive, s'asseoir/se asseoir) to sit down (take a seat)
  2. (transitive) to sit (make someone sit down)
  3. (transitive) to place (an object)

DescendantsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *assedēre, reformed from Latin assidēre, present active infinitive of assideō, on the basis of sedeō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

asseoir

  1. (sometimes reflexive, s'asseoir) to sit down (take a seat)
  2. to sit (make someone sit down)

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem assié distinct from the unstressed stem asse, as well as other irregularities. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

DescendantsEdit