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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French disner.

VerbEdit

disner

  1. to dine

ConjugationEdit

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

NounEdit

disner m (plural disners)

  1. dinner (main meal)

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *disiūnāre, from disieiūnāre, disjejūnāre (to break the fast), from dis- + Late Latin iēiūnō, iēiūnāre (to fast), from Latin ieiūnus.

VerbEdit

disner

  1. to dine; to eat the main meal of the day

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. This verb has a stressed present stem desjun distinct from the unstressed stem disn. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

NounEdit

disner m (oblique plural disners, nominative singular disners, nominative plural disner)

  1. dinner (main meal of the day)
    • 12th Century, Béroul, Tristan et Iseut:
      S'en vint un jor, aprés disner
      He came one day, after dinner

Coordinate termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • French: dîner
  • English: dine, dinner
  • Irish: dinnéar

ReferencesEdit

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (disner, supplement)