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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin patior, patī, and adapted to French as a fourth-conjugation verb.

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VerbEdit

pâtir

  1. (literary) to suffer

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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