Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *volēre, present active infinitive of *voleō, from Classical Latin volō, velle.

VerbEdit

voloir

  1. to want

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem vuel distinct from the unstressed stem vol, as well as other irregularities. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

  • The past participle has the forms: feminine singular volüe; masculine plural volus; feminine plural volües.

NounEdit

voloir m (oblique plural voloirs, nominative singular voloirs, nominative plural voloir)

  1. desire; wish

DescendantsEdit

  • Bourguignon: veuloi
  • French: vouloir
  • Gallo: vóleir
  • Norman: vouler, vouleî
  • Picard: vouloér
  • Walloon: voleur