blanchir

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French blanchir, equivalent to blanc +‎ -ir, from Late Latin or Vulgar Latin *blancus, from Proto-Germanic *blankaz (bright, shining, blinding, white), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleyǵ- (to shine).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /blɑ̃.ʃiʁ/
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VerbEdit

blanchir

  1. to launder, wash
    Blanchir du linge.
    To wash linen.
  2. to make white; to whiten
    La neige a blanchis les toits.
    The snow whitens the roofs.
  3. to grow or become white
    Les cheveux blanchissent avec l’âge.
    Hair whitens with age.
  4. to blanch or bleach
    Elle a blanchis quand elle a entendu les nouvelles.
    She blanched when she heard the news.
  5. (money) to launder
  6. whitewashing (a deliberate attempt to conceal unpleasant or incriminating facts about a person or organization in order to protect their reputation)

ConjugationEdit

This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • German: blanchieren

Further readingEdit


Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin or Vulgar Latin *blancus, from Proto-Germanic *blankaz (bright, shining, blinding, white), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleyǵ- (to shine).

VerbEdit

blanchir

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DescendantsEdit