Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In heraldry, sitting; same as sejant.

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Examples

  • Since we knew nothing about what he knew, we started with 'sit', 'lay down', etc ... nothing ... a few days later, we had him out for a walk, and a lady walking past told him "assis" - which he did promptly.

    fifille - French Word-A-Day

  • Since we knew nothing about what he knew, we started with 'sit', 'lay down', etc...nothing...a few days later, we had him out for a walk, and a lady walking past told him "assis" - which he did promptly.

    fifille - French Word-A-Day

  • Terms & Expressions: une baignoire sabot = short tub for taking baths "assis" (seated) voir venir quelqu'un avec ses gros sabots = "to see someone coming" -- to see someone's true intentions in mother-in-law | Permalink

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  • Terms & Expressions: une baignoire sabot = short tub for taking baths "assis" (seated) voir venir quelqu'un avec ses gros sabots = "to see someone coming" -- to see someone's true intentions

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  • une baignoire sabot = short tub for taking baths "assis" seated

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  • Any explanation for the use of the past participle (assis, couche (accent)) rather than the tu form of the imperitive?

    fifille - French Word-A-Day

  • It is the same as when in English we say 'down', instead of 'lie (or get) down', the verbs'lie 'or' get 'being understood, in French when you say' couché 'or' assis ', i.e.,' lying down 'or' seated ', the verb' get 'or' be 'are understood.

    fifille - French Word-A-Day

  • Punch, I think assis and couché are used as adverbs or adjectives in these cases (not sure exactly which), where the verb is understood.

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  • When we returned to the US, I used English and he soon forgot all the words he used to know in French like viens and assis.

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  • Les puissants sont tellement assis sur des fortunes et, sur la justice que tout recours et toute poursuite au pays est quasiment impossible.

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