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EtymologyEdit

From Old French rongier, from a crossing of rungier (from Latin rūmigāre) with influence from a Vulgar Latin *rodicāre, itself from Latin rōdō (to gnaw).

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VerbEdit

ronger

  1. to gnaw
  2. to erode, to eat at

ConjugationEdit

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