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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

commence +‎ -er

NounEdit

commencer (plural commencers)

  1. One who commences.

FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French commencer, from Old French comencier, from Vulgar Latin *cominitiō, *cominitiāre, from com- + Latin initiāre, present active infinitive of initiō. Compare Catalan començar, Italian cominciare, Portuguese começar, Romansch cumanzarSpanish comenzar.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɔ.mɑ̃.se/
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VerbEdit

commencer

  1. to begin, commence

ConjugationEdit

This verb is part of a group of -er verbs for which ‘c’ is softened to a ‘ç’ before the vowels ‘a’ and ‘o’.

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French comencier.

VerbEdit

commencer

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to start; to begin

ConjugationEdit

  • As parler except c becomes ç before a and o. May remain c in older manuscripts.
  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

DescendantsEdit