From Old Spanish fenchir, enchir (with the initial -f- possibly through association or similarity with finchar (modern hinchar (“inflate”)), from Latin implere, present active infinitive of impleō (possibly through a Vulgar Latin form *implio, implīre). Compare Portuguese encher, Catalan omplir, French emplir, Italian empire.
- Rule: e weakens to i in certain conjugations.
- 1 Mostly obsolete form, now mainly used in legal jargon.
These forms are generated automatically and may not actually be used. Pronoun usage varies by region.