Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit



  1. to advance; to move forward
    • 12th Century, Unknown, Raoul de Cambrai:
      Li uns vers l'autre commence a avancier
      They started to advance towards each other
  2. to advance; to continue


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 *-c, *-cs, *-ct are modified to z, z, zt. In addition, c becomes ç before an a, o or u to keep the /ts/ sound intact. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.