tournoyer

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tuʁ.nwa.je/
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VerbEdit

tournoyer

  1. (intransitive, of smoke, leaves, snow flakes) to whirl, to swirl
  2. (intransitive, of water) to eddy, to swirl
  3. (intransitive) to whirl, to swirl, to twirl, to whirl round, to swirl round, to twirl round
  4. (intransitive, of a bird) to circle, to circle round, to wheel

faire tournoyer

  1. (transitive) to twirl, to swing (e.g. a lasso)

ConjugationEdit

This verb is part of a large group of -er verbs that conjugate like noyer or ennuyer. These verbs always replace the ‘y’ with an ‘i’ before a silent ‘e’.

Further readingEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French tornoier.

VerbEdit

tournoyer

  1. to participate in a tourney (medieval tournament); to tourney

ConjugationEdit

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

DescendantsEdit

  • French: tournoyer

ReferencesEdit

  • tournoyer on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)