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EtymologyEdit

From Old French mener, from Vulgar Latin *minō, *mināre, reformed from Classical Latin deponent minor (threaten). Sense development via "goad, drive animals".

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mə.ne/
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VerbEdit

mener

  1. (transitive) to lead, to take
    Le bus va nous mener au château.
    the bus will lead us to the castle.
  2. to lead, to run, to take charge
    Louis va mener ce cours.
    Louis will lead this lesson.
  3. to lead, to be leading, to be in the lead
    L'équipe bleue mène 2 à 0.
    The blue team is leading 2–0.

ConjugationEdit

This verb is conjugated mostly like the regular -er verbs (parler and chanter and so on), but the -e- /ə/ of the second-to-last syllable becomes -è- /ɛ/ when the next vowel is a silent or schwa -e-. For example, in the third-person singular present indicative, we have il mène rather than *il mene. Other verbs conjugated this way include lever and acheter. Related but distinct conjugations include those of appeler and préférer.

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LadinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *mināre, from Latin minārī, present active infinitive of minor.

VerbEdit

mener

  1. to take or lead (someone somewhere)

ConjugationEdit

  • Ladin conjugation varies from one region to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

NormanEdit

VerbEdit

mener

  1. Alternative form of m'ner

Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

mener

  1. present tense of mene

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *mināre, from Latin minārī, present active infinitive of minor.

VerbEdit

mener

  1. (transitive) to lead (encourage something or someone to go somewhere)

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. It has two stems, a unstressed one in -men- that appears in most forms and a stressed one in -mein- (also -main-) that appears in parts of the present indicative, subjunctive and imperative. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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