Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit


From Late Latin captiāre, present active infinitive of captiō ‎(I capture), from Latin captō. Compare Old French chacier.



  1. (transitive, intransitive) to hide
    • circa 1155, Wace, Le Roman de Brut:
      Guendoliene fu iriee
      De ce qu'ensi en fu caciee
      Gwendoline was furious
      about what was hidden


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.

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