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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English forger, forgere, from Old French forgiere; equivalent to forge +‎ -er.

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NounEdit

forger (plural forgers)

  1. A person who creates forgeries, falsifies documents with intent to defraud, e.g. to create a false will or illicit copies of currency; counterfeiter.
  2. A person who forges metals.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French forger, forgier, from Latin fabricāre, present active infinitive of fabricō. Doublet of fabriquer.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɔʁ.ʒe/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

forger

  1. to fashion metal with fire and a hammer, to forge
  2. to forge, falsify
  3. (figuratively) to create, to conceive, to make up
  4. (equestrianism) to trot

ConjugationEdit

This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written forge- 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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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French forgiere; equivalent to forgen +‎ -er.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔrdʒər(ə)/, /fɔrˈdʒeːr/, /fɔːr-/

NounEdit

forger (plural forgers)

  1. creator, maker, fabricator
  2. (rare) metalworker, smith

DescendantsEdit

  • English: forger

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fabrico.

VerbEdit

forger

  1. Alternative form of forgier

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. In the present tense an extra supporting e is needed in the first-person singular indicative and throughout the singular subjunctive, and the third-person singular subjunctive ending -t is lost. In addition, g becomes j before an a or an o to keep the /dʒ/ sound intact. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.