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From Latin ēligere, present active infinitive of ēligō, probably borrowed.

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elegir (first-person singular present elegeixo, past participle elegit)

  1. to choose, elect
    Synonym: escollir

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin ēligere, present active infinitive of ēligō. Compare the inherited doublet esleír.

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elegir (first-person singular present elijo, first-person singular preterite elegí, past participle elegido or electo)

  1. (transitive) to choose
    Elijo vivir contento.I choose to be happy.
    Synonyms: escoger, seleccionar
  2. to elect

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  • Rule: e becomes i in certain conjugations; g becomes a j before a or o.

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