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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French obscur +‎ -ir, with the c to make the pronunciation easier. Compare noircir, etc.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ɔb.skyʁ.siʁ/, /ɔp.skyʁ.siʁ/

VerbEdit

obscurcir

  1. to darken (a colour)
  2. (figuratively) to obscure, to blur
  3. (computing) to obfuscate
  4. (reflexive, of sky) to darken
  5. (reflexive) to become obscure

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

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

obscur +‎ -ir.

VerbEdit

obscurcir

  1. (transitive) to darken; to make darker