esquiver

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French esquiver (to escape), from Spanish esquivar (to avoid, reject, elude) from Spanish esquivo (contemptuous, loathsome), of East Germanic origin, from Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐌿𐌷𐍃 (skiuhs, afraid, barefaced), from Proto-Germanic *skiuhaz (afraid, frightened). Cognate with French échiffe and Italian schivo from the same Germanic source. More at shy, eschew.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

esquiver

  1. to dodge (a blow), duck
  2. to sidestep, to strafe

ConjugationEdit

Last modified on 12 September 2013, at 13:42