-ere

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See also: ere, erè, and -eré

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -ere (second and third conjugations).

Suffix[edit]

-ere

  1. Used, with a stem, to form the infinitive of many Italian verbs

Usage notes[edit]

  • See ricevere as an example of a regular -ere verb
  • There are two groups of irregular -ere verbs:
    • Those in the first group have multiple irregularities (sometimes even in the infinitive), but several related verbs are conjugated in the same way
    • Those in the second group have irregular past participles and/or, in the past historic have an irregular stem in the first- and third-person singular and the third-person plural

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *-āri, -ere, from Proto-Germanic *-ārijaz (masc. agent suffix).

Suffix[edit]

-ere m

  1. Forms agent nouns from verbs.

Derived terms[edit]

Category Middle Dutch words suffixed with -ere not found

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed as part of Latin, French or German verbs. Cognate to French -er, German -ieren, Swedish -era.

Suffix[edit]

-ere

  1. Used in verbs derived from Latin, French or German, indicating the action of doing the first part of the word; such as revolusjonere (to revolutionise), from revolusjon (revolution).



Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *-ārijaz (masc. agent suffix), from Latin -arius (masc. agent suffix).

Suffix[edit]

-ere m

  1. masculine agent suffix, originally applied only to nouns
    fuglere (fowler), from fugol "fowl, bird"

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