Open main menu

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cognōscere, present active infinitive of cognōscō (probably through a Vulgar Latin *connōscere).

VerbEdit

conoistre

  1. to know
    • circa 1170, Wace, Le Roman de Rou:
      Ke charnelment od li ne jut,
      Ne charnelment ne la conut
      The physically he didn't lie with her
      And physically, he didn't know her
  2. to recognize

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb ends in a palatal stem, so there is an extra i before the e of some endings. This verb has irregularities in its conjugation. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • “Appendix E: Irregular Verbs” in E. Einhorn (1974), Old French: A Concise Handbook, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 151