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EtymologyEdit

From Old French nagier, inherited from a reduced form of Latin navigāre, present active infinitive of navigō. Doublet of naviguer, a later borrowing. Displaced Old French noer, from Latin natāre, natō (to swim).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

nager

  1. to swim

ConjugationEdit

This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written nage- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French nager, nagier.

VerbEdit

nager

  1. to navigate (waters); to sail; to travel by watercraft

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • nager on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)

Old FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

nager

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of nagier

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. In the present tense an extra supporting e is needed in the first-person singular indicative and throughout the singular subjunctive, and the third-person singular subjunctive ending -t is lost. In addition, g becomes j before an a or an o to keep the /dʒ/ sound intact. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.