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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

See savoir.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sçavoir

  1. Obsolete spelling of savoir

NounEdit

sçavoir m (plural sçavoirs)

  1. Obsolete spelling of savoir

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Hypercorrection of Old French savoir, based on false regression to Latin scīre.

VerbEdit

sçavoir

  1. to know

ConjugationEdit

  • C becomes ç before a. Highly irregular.
  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

NounEdit

sçavoir f (plural sçavoirs)

  1. knowledge
    • 1534, François Rabelais, Gargantua:
      car leur sçavoir n'estoit que besterie et leur sapience n'estoit que moufles
      for their knowledge was just nonsense and their wisdom was just waffle.

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