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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French rincer (to rinse), from Old Northern French raïncer, raïncier (to rinse, cleanse), from Old Norse hreinsa (to rinse, clean out), from Proto-Germanic *hrainisōną (to clean, purify), from Proto-Indo-European *krey- (to separate, divide). Cognate with Danish rense (to purify), Norwegian rense (to cleanse), Swedish rensa (to purge, clear, wipe clean), Old High German reinisōn (to clean, purify, atone), Old Norse hreinn (clean, pure). More at riddle.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁɛ̃.se/
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VerbEdit

rincer

  1. to rinse.
  2. (slang) drink a lot of alcohol.
  • Il est complétement rincé.
  • He is totally drunk.

ConjugationEdit

This verb is part of a group of -er verbs for which ‘c’ is softened to a ‘ç’ before the vowels ‘a’ and ‘o’.

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French, see above.

VerbEdit

rincer

  1. to rinse (wash briefly with water)
    • 1581, Nicolas Froumenteau, Cabinet du Roy de France, dans lequel il y a trois perles préciouses d'inestimable valeur, page 112
      & que le calice qu'on leur donnoit à boire, n'est que pour leur rincer la bouche
      The chalice they were given to drink was only for them to rinse their mouths

ConjugationEdit

  • As parler except c becomes ç before a and o. May remain c in older manuscripts.
  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

DescendantsEdit

  • French: rincer

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin rainsāre, from Frankish *hrainisōn (to clean, rinse).

VerbEdit

rincer

  1. to rinse (with water)

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-c, *-cs, *-ct are modified to z, z, zt. In addition, c becomes ç before an a, o or u to keep the /ts/ sound intact. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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