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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Vulgar Latin *exmagāre (deprive of power or strength), from ex- + *magare (to enable; empower), from Frankish *magan, *mugan (to be able), from Proto-Germanic *maganą. Compare Old Occitan esmaiar, Portuguese esmagar, Spanish amagar.

VerbEdit

esmaier

  1. (reflexive, s'esmaier) to be frightened; to be scared
  2. (transitive) to frighten; to scare

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: amayen
  • Old French: esmai
  • Old French: desmaier

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