escumer

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Middle FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

escumer

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    • a. 1580, Michel de Montaigne, Essais:
      Et les passent noz maistres en escumant, ou, ne les osant pas seulement taster, se jettent d'abordée dans la franchise de la coustume, où ils s'enflent et triomphent à bon compte.

ConjugationEdit

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

DescendantsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *skūmaz ‎(froth, foam), from Proto-Indo-European *skew- ‎(to cover, conceal).

VerbEdit

escumer

  1. to dribble (allow saliva to leave the mouth)
    • circa 1170, Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide:
      Seles vuident, chevalier tument,
      Li cheval suent et escument.
      They emptied saddles, knights were falling
      The horses were sweating and dribbling

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ms, *-mt are modified to ns, nt. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

DescendantsEdit