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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French flaistre (withered), from Latin flaccidus.

VerbEdit

flétrir

  1. (transitive) to wither
  2. (reflexive) to wither, wilt, shrivel

Etymology 2Edit

Alteration of Old French flatir (under influence of Etymology 1, above), probably from Frankish *flatjan (move the palm of one's hand).

VerbEdit

flétrir

  1. (transitive, archaic) to brand (as punishment)
  2. (transitive, archaic) to condemn
  3. (transitive, archaic) to blacken, besmirch (someone's reputation etc.)

ConjugationEdit

This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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