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  1. Alternative form of aidier


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. This is an irregular verb with a stressed stem containing an extra syllable: eiu-. Early versions had the strong stem eiuḍ-, e.g. present indicative tense eiuṭ, eiuḍes, eiuḍe, eidions, eidiez, eiuḍent. This -ḍ- is the reason the second person singular subjunctive ends in -z. It is cognate with Spanish ayudar and Italian aiutare. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.