Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin operō, operāre, from the deponent Classical Latin verb operor

VerbEdit

ovrer

  1. to work

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. This verb has a stressed present stem uevr distinct from the unstressed stem ovr. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

DescendantsEdit

  • French: ouvrer, œuvrer