vieillir

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From vieux, vieil (old) +‎ -ir. Compare Catalan envellir, Spanish envejecer, Portuguese envelhecer.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

vieillir

  1. (intransitive) to grow old, to age
  2. (transitive) to make (someone) look older
  3. (reflexive) to make oneself look older

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-.

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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