See also: Gaber

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Old French gaber (to tell jokes), from Old Norse gabba (to mock), from Proto-Germanic *gabbaną (to mock, jest), from Proto-Indo-European *ghabh- (to be split, be forked, gape). Cognate with Old English gabban (to scoff, mock, delude, jest), Old Frisian gabbia (to accuse), Middle Dutch gabben (to mock), Middle Low German gabben (to have fun, jest). More at gab.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡa.be/
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VerbEdit

gaber

  1. (transitive, obsolete) to ridicule; mock
  2. (transitive) to speak clumsily; to blunder; to laugh

ConjugationEdit

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Further readingEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

gaber

  1. to joke

ConjugationEdit

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

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Norse gabba (to mock), from Proto-Germanic *gabbaną (to mock, jest), from Proto-Indo-European *ghabh- (to be split, be forked, gape). Cognate with Old English gabban (to scoff, mock, delude, jest), Old Frisian gabbia (to accuse), Middle Dutch gabben (to mock), Middle Low German gabben (to have fun, jest). More at gab.

VerbEdit

gaber

  1. to joke; to jest
  2. to dupe, to fool

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-b, *-bs, *-bt are modified to p, s, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • French: gaber