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EtymologyEdit

First recorded circa 1226 as empegier[1], Latin impedicō, impedicāre. Doublet of empêcher. Surface analysis: en- +‎ piège +‎ -er.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

empiéger

  1. (rare) to trap

ConjugationEdit

This verb is conjugated like protéger. It has both the spelling irregularities of other verbs in -ger (such as manger, where a silent ‘e’ is inserted before ‘a’ and ‘o’ endings (to indicate the /ʒ/ sound), and the spelling and pronunciation irregularities of other verbs in -é-er (such as céder), where the last stem vowel alternates between /e/ (written ‘é’) and /ɛ/ (written ‘è’).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ von Wartburg, Walther (1928-2002), “impedicāre”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 40, page 578

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