FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fīgō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

figer

  1. to freeze
  2. (figuratively) to scare, to frighten

ConjugationEdit

This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written fige- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French figier, fiier, from Latin fīcārius (modern French figuier is remodelled after French figue).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fiˈeːr(ə)/, /fiˈɡeːr(ə)/, /ˈfiɡər(ə)/

NounEdit

figer (plural fygers)

  1. A fig tree (tree of the genus Ficus)

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