épanouir

(Redirected from s'épanouir)

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier espanouir, from Old French espannir, espanir, espandir, either from Latin expandere or a Germanic loan from Frankish *spannjan, from Proto-Germanic *spannō, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pend- (cognate with English span).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /e.pa.nwiʁ/
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VerbEdit

épanouir

  1. (reflexive) to blossom; to bloom; to flower
  2. (reflexive) to reveal its qualities
  3. (reflexive, figuratively) to thrive, flourish

ConjugationEdit

This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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