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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

essay +‎ -er

NounEdit

essayer (plural essayers)

  1. (obsolete) One who performs an essay; an experimenter.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Denominal of essai < Late Latin exagium.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /e.sɛ.je/, /e.se.je/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

essayer

  1. (transitive) to test, to try on
  2. (with "de") to try, to attempt
    J'ai essayé d'apprendre le piano.

ConjugationEdit

This is a regular -er verb as far as pronunciation is concerned, but as with other verbs in -ayer (such as payer and essayer, the <y> of its stem may optionally be written as <i> when it precedes a silent <e> (compare verbs in -eyer, which never have this spelling change, and verbs in -oyer and -uyer, which always have it; verbs in -ayer belong to both groups, according to the writer's preference).

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Middle FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

essayer

  1. (transitive) to test
  2. (with "de") to try

ConjugationEdit

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

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

essayer n

  1. indefinite singular of essay

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