prolonger

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

prolong +‎ -er

NounEdit

prolonger (plural prolongers)

  1. One who or that which prolongs, or lengthens in time or space.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin prolongo, prolongare. Cf. also Old French porloignier.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pʁɔ.lɔ̃.ʒe/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

prolonger

  1. to prolong

ConjugationEdit

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

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

prōlonger

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of prōlongō