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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][2]. Or, possibly via Vulgar Latin *būrattāre from Celtic; see Irish brath (treachery).[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. ^ von Wartburg, Walther (1928-2002), “prattein”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 90, page 330
  3. ^ Hindley, Alan, Frederick W. Langley, Brian J. Levy, Old French-English Dictionary, Cambridge University Press, 2000.