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EtymologyEdit

From Old French languir, from Vulgar Latin *languīre, from Latin languēre, present active infinitive of langueō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lɑ̃.ɡiʁ/
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VerbEdit

languir

  1. (intransitive) to languish
  2. (intransitive) to lie torpid
  3. (intransitive) to flag, die down, slack off, be slack
  4. (intransitive) to wither, weaken
  5. (reflexive, with de) to long, pine, or yearn (for)

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-.

Further readingEdit


Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *languīre, from Latin languēre, present active infinitive of langueō.

VerbEdit

languir

  1. to suffer a long, distressing illness

DescendantsEdit

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