1) pâdir; 2) pâdiridan
Fr.: 1) appui, soutien, support; 2) supporter, soutenir, être pour, appuyer
1a) Something that serves as a foundation, prop, brace, or stay.
M.E. supporten, from M.Fr. supporter, from L. supportare "convey, carry, bring forward," from → sub- "up from under" + portare "to carry."
Pâdir "a column supporting a building; a post supporting a wall."
Fr.: support thermique
In star formation models, the gas pressure that counters the collapsing pull of gravity.