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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French battre, from Old French batre, from Late Latin battere, present active infinitive of battō, alternative form of Latin battuō (beat, pound; fight), of Gaulish origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /batʁ/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

battre

  1. to beat; to defeat
  2. to beat up
  3. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to fight
  4. (cooking) to whisk or whip (eggs)
  5. (agriculture) to thresh
  6. (card games) to shuffle

ConjugationEdit

This verb is conjugated like vendre, perdre, etc. (sometimes called the regular -re verbs), except that instead of *batt and *batts, it has the forms bat and bats. This is strictly a spelling change; pronunciation-wise, the verb is conjugated exactly like vendre.

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Further readingEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French batre.

VerbEdit

battre

  1. (reflexive, se battre) to fight; to engage in combat

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French batre, from Late Latin battō, alternative form of Latin battuō (I beat, pound; I fight).

VerbEdit

battre (gerund batt'tie)

  1. (Jersey) to beat
  2. (Jersey, reflexive, s'battre) to fight

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