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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

regret +‎ -er.

NounEdit

regretter (plural regretters)

  1. One who regrets.
    • 1940, Ernest James Oldmeadow, Francis, Cardinal Bourne, page 311:
      Catholics were not the only regretters of the British Government's lack of courtesy to Cardinal Lauri during his two passings through England and Wales.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French regretter, regreter, from Old French regreter (to lament), from re- (intensive prefix) +‎ greter (to weep), from Frankish *grātan (to weep, mourn, lament), from Proto-Germanic *grētaną (to weep) and Frankish *greotan (to cry, weep), from Proto-Germanic *greutaną (to weep, cry), from Proto-Indo-European *ghrew- (to weep, be sad). Akin to Middle High German grāzan (to cry), Old English grǣtan (to weep, greet), Old English grēotan (to weep, lament), Old Norse gráta (to weep, groan), Gothic 𐌲𐍂𐌴𐍄𐌰𐌽 (grētan, to weep). More at greet.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁə.ɡʁɛ.te/, /ʁə.ɡʁe.te/
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VerbEdit

regretter

  1. to regret
    Je regrette de t'avoir parlé ainsi tout à l'heure.
    Non, je ne regrette rien.

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Middle FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

regretter

  1. to regret

ConjugationEdit

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