FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

ombrage +‎ -er

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

ombrager

  1. (transitive) to shade
  2. (transitive) to overshadow

ConjugationEdit

This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written ombrage- 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.

Further readingEdit