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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French descendre, from Old French descendre, borrowed from Latin escendō, descendere.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /de.sɑ̃dʁ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑ̃dr

VerbEdit

descendre

  1. (intransitive) to go down
  2. (intransitive, transitive) to descend
  3. (transitive) to put down; disparage
  4. (transitive, slang) to kill (someone)
  5. (intransitive) to stay (in a hotel or other temporary lodging)

Usage notesEdit

  • This verb uses the auxiliary verb avoir when used transitively (or with a transitive sense, even when the complement is omitted); otherwise (when it is intransitive), it uses être.
    elle a descendu les valisesshe brought down the suitcases
    il est descendu de l'armoirehe came down from the wardrobe

ConjugationEdit

(transitive)

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French descendre.

VerbEdit

descendre

  1. to dismount (get down from a horse, etc.)

DescendantsEdit

  • French: descendre

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin descendō, descendere.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /desˈt͡sẽn.drə/, (later) /desˈt͡sãn.drə/

VerbEdit

descendre

  1. to go down; to descend
  2. to dismount (get down from a horse, etc.)
    • circa 1250, Marie de France, Guigemar
      Son seignur veit, a pié descent
      He sees his master, and goes down to him on foot

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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