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EtymologyEdit

From Old French veoir, veir, from earlier vedeir, from Latin vidēre, present active infinitive of videō, from Proto-Italic *widēō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *weyd-.

See cognates in regional languages in France : Norman veî or veir, Gallo vair, Picard vir, Bourguignon voi, Franco-Provençal vêre, Occitan veire or véser, Corsican vedè.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

voir

  1. to see (visually)
    Je vois ma mère là-bas.
    I see my mother over there.
  2. to see (to understand)
    Tu vois que tu avais tort ?
    Do you see that you were wrong?
  3. to see (to visit, to go and see)

ConjugationEdit

Verbs derived from voir form their future and conditional forms using the root verr- instead of the vr- or voir- of other verbs.

Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

voir

  1. (Louisiana) please (used to mark the imperative)
    Viens voir ici. - Come here please.

Further readingEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

voir

  1. Alternative form of veir

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin vērus.

AdjectiveEdit

voir m (oblique and nominative feminine singular voire)

  1. true
  2. real
  3. true; genuine
    • circa 1150, Thomas d'Angleterre, Le Roman de Tristan, page 176 (of the Champion Classiques edition, →ISBN, line 2178:
      E cele, qui est veire amie
      And she, who is a true friend

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

voir m (oblique plural voirs, nominative singular voirs, nominative plural voir)

  1. the truth

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