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EtymologyEdit

Uncertain origin. Possibly from a Vulgar Latin *galīre, from Transalpine Gaulish *gali- (boil, gush, well up).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʒa.jiʁ/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

jaillir

  1. (of liquid, fire, etc.) to spurt out, gush forth
  2. (of person, animal) to spring out
  3. (of tower, obstruction) to thrust up, to jut out
  4. (of idea) to emerge from

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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Old FrenchEdit

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VerbEdit

jaillir

  1. (of a liquid, often blood) to spurt out; to shoot out

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle French: jaillir
  • Norman: galir

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