See also: Payer and payér

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

pay +‎ -er (subject of action)

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpeɪ.ɚ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪə(r)

NounEdit

payer (plural payers)

  1. One who pays; specifically, the person by whom a bill or note has been, or should be, paid.
  2. (finance) A swaption which gives its holder the option to enter into a swap in which they pay the fixed leg and receive the floating leg.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French payer, from Old French paiier, paier, from Latin pacāre, present active infinitive of pacō (pacify).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

payer

  1. (transitive) to pay (for)
    payer une amende - pay a fine
    payer un service - pay for a service
  2. (transitive) to pay (someone)
    il m'a payé 3 euros - he paid me 3 euros
    payer la caissière - pay the cashier
  3. pay for (suffer the consequences of something)
    Tu vas payer pour ce que tu as fait à ma sœur.
  4. to pay off (to be fruitful)
    Mes efforts ont payé.

ConjugationEdit

This is a regular -er verb as far as pronunciation is concerned, but as with other verbs in -ayer (such as payer and essayer, the <y> of its stem may optionally be written as <i> when it precedes a silent <e> (compare verbs in -eyer, which never have this spelling change, and verbs in -oyer and -uyer, which always have it; verbs in -ayer belong to either group, according to the writer's preference).

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French paiier.

VerbEdit

payer

  1. to pay

ConjugationEdit

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

DescendantsEdit

  • French: payer
  • Dutch: paaien (possibly)

NormanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French paiier, from Latin pācō, pācāre (make peaceful, pacify, quiet, soothe; subdue), from pāx (peace).

VerbEdit

payer

  1. (Guernsey) to pay