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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Anglo-Norman quiture, quyture et al., specialised use of quiture ‎(burn mark, burning), from the participle stem of cuire ‎(to cook).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

quitter ‎(uncountable)

  1. (now rare, Jamaica) Matter flowing from a wound or sore; pus.
    • 1395, John Wycliffe, Bible, Job II:
      Therfor Sathan [...] smoot Joob with a ful wickid botche fro the sole of the foot til to his top; which Joob schauyde the quytere with a schelle, and sat in the dunghil.
  2. (farriery) A fistulous wound at the top of a horse's foot resulting from bruises, pricks, or neglected corns.
  3. (obsolete) Scoria of tin.

VerbEdit

quitter ‎(third-person singular simple present quitters, present participle quittering, simple past and past participle quittered)

  1. to suppurate; ooze with pus.

Etymology 2Edit

From quit +‎ -er.

NounEdit

quitter ‎(plural quitters)

  1. One who quits.
    Winners never quit and quitters never win.
  2. (obsolete) A deliverer.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From quitte or Late Latin quietare ("acquit, discharge, release"), from Latin quiētāre, present active infinitive of quiētō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

quitter

  1. to leave, to quit
  2. to part

ConjugationEdit

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GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

quitter

  1. inflected form of quitt

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French quitter.

VerbEdit

quitter

  1. to release from an obligation; to forgive (a debt)
  2. to liberate; to free
  3. to pardon
  4. to leave

ConjugationEdit

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

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • quitter on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330-1500) (in French)
  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (quitter, supplement)

Old FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

quitter

  1. to liberate; to free

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-tt, *-tts, *-ttt are modified to t, z, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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