French edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Old French feindre, faindre, from Latin fingere.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /fɛ̃dʁ/
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Verb edit

feindre

  1. (transitive or catenative) to fake; to feign
    Synonym: faire semblant
    feindre quelque choseto fake something
    feindre de dormirto feign sleeping

Conjugation edit

This verb is conjugated like peindre. It uses the same endings as rendre or vendre, but its -nd- becomes -gn- before a vowel, and its past participle ends in 't' instead of a vowel.

Related terms edit

Further reading edit

Old French edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Latin fingere, present active infinitive of fingō.

Verb edit

feindre

  1. to feign

Conjugation edit

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb ends in a palatal stem, so there is an extra i before the e of some endings. This verb has irregularities in its conjugation. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Descendants edit

  • English: feign (borrowing)
  • French: feindre

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