EnglishEdit

NounEdit

noyer (plural noyers)

  1. (obsolete) An annoyer.
    • 1573, Thomas Tusser, Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry
      The North is a noyer to grass of all suites, / The East a destroyer to herb and all fruits.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for noyer in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Vulgar Latin nucārius (nut tree) from Classical Latin nux. Compare Spanish noguera, Portuguese nogueira, Catalan noguera, Occitan noguièr. Equivalent to noix +‎ -ier.

NounEdit

noyer m (plural noyers)

  1. walnut (tree)
Related termsEdit
  • noix (walnut, the nut)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French noier, neier, from Latin necāre, present active infinitive of necō (kill). The sense of "to drown" can be found in other Romance cognates; compare Italian annegare, Spanish anegar, Romanian îneca.

VerbEdit

noyer

  1. (reflexive, literally and figuratively) To drown; to drown oneself
    Elle s'est noyée dans l'océan.
    She drowned in the ocean.
  2. (transitive, literally and figuratively) To drown
    J'ai noyé mon chien dans le fleuve.
    I drowned my dog in the river.
    • 1640, Pierre Corneille, “Act I, Scene 3”, in Horace:
      Et noyons dans l'oubli ces petits différends
      And let us drown in oblivion these petty disputes
  3. (transitive, cooking) To water down
    Il faut noyer le vin avec de l'eau.
    You must water down the wine.
ConjugationEdit

This verb is part of a large group of -er verbs that conjugate like employer or ennuyer. These verbs always replace the ‘y’ with an ‘i’ before a silent ‘e’.

This verb is part of a large group of -er verbs that conjugate like employer or ennuyer. These verbs always replace the ‘y’ with an ‘i’ before a silent ‘e’.

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