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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Possibly from Ancient Greek πράσσω(prássō, manage, do, perform), with influence from Old Norse barátta(contest)[1]. Or, possibly via Vulgar Latin *būrattāre from Celtic; see Irish brath(treachery).[2] Or from Ancient Greek πραττειν(prattein)[3].

VerbEdit

barater

  1. to trick; to cheat; to swindle
  2. to barter

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. 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.

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., Clarendon Press, 1989
  2. ^ Hindley, Alan, Frederick W. Langley, Brian J. Levy, Old French-English Dictionary, Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  3. ^ (fr)(de) prattein in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (Walther von Wartburg, 2002)