Old French edit

Etymology edit

From Latin dignāre.

Verb edit


  1. to deign; to condescend

Conjugation edit

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 *-ign, *-igns, *-ignt are modified to ing, inz, int. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Descendants edit

  • Middle English: deignen
  • French: daigner