FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French plaire, from Old French plaire, from plaisir, from Latin placēre, present active infinitive of placeō. The original infinitive now become a noun, and the infinitive ending was changed to -aire due to analogy with the future and conditional forms in plair-. The future stem came from Latin pluperfect stem placuer- (placueram, placuerās, ...); some other verbs also use the pluperfect stem for their future stems (but not in the case of pluperfect forms containing -s- or -x-), for example tenir, tiendrai (if using the infinitive form, it results on expected *tenirai < *tenī́re hábeō), see also Appendix:French verbs#Origins.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /plɛʁ/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

plaire

  1. (intransitive) (followed by à or preceded by an indirect object) to please (usually translated into English as like with exchange of the subject and object)
    Cet homme me plaîtI fancy that man (literally, “That man pleases me”)
    Cette robe me plaîtI like this dress
  2. (reflexive) to enjoy (oneself)
    Je me suis plu à Paris.I liked it in Paris.

ConjugationEdit

plaire and its derived verbs conjugate like taire, except that the third person singular of the present indicative may take a circumflex on the ‘i’.

plaire and its derived verbs conjugate like taire, except that the third person singular of the present indicative may take a circumflex on the ‘i’.

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French plaire.

VerbEdit

plaire

  1. to please

DescendantsEdit

  • French: plaire

OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Latin placere (to please).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

VerbEdit

plaire (Languedoc)

  1. to please
    Synonym: agradar

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Old FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

plaire

  1. alternative infinitive of plaisir.

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb ends in a palatal stem, so there is an extra i before the e of some endings. This verb has irregularities in its conjugation. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.