dure

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See also: duré and dūre

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English duren (to last), from Old French durer, from Latin durare

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Verb[edit]

dure (third-person singular simple present dures, present participle during, simple past and past participle dured)

  1. (archaic) To last, continue, endure.
    • 1485, Syr Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Bk.IV, Ch.primum:
      she was one of the damoysels of the lake that hyȝte Nyneue / [] / And euer she maade Merlyn good chere tyl she had lerned of hym al maner thynge that she desyred and he was assoted vpon her that he myghte not be from her / Soo on a tyme he told kynge Arthur that he sholde not dure longe but for al his craftes he shold be put in the erthe quyck
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Matthew XIII:
      But he that was sowne in the stony grunde ys he, which heareth the worde of God, and anon with ioye receaveth itt, yet hath no rottes in himselfe, And therefore he dureth but a season [].
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin dūrus.

Adjective[edit]

dure (comparative more dure, superlative most dure)

  1. (obsolete) hard; harsh; severe; rough
    • W. H. Russell
      The winter is severe, and life is dure and rude.

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Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

dure

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of durar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of durar

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dure

  1. Inflected form of duur

Verb[edit]

dure

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of duren

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

dure

  1. first-person singular present indicative of durer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of durer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of durer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of durer
  5. second-person singular imperative of durer

Adjective[edit]

dure

  1. feminine form of dur

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dure

  1. feminine plural of duro

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dūrus (hard, rough)

Adverb[edit]

dūrē (comparative dūrius, superlative dūrissimē)

  1. harshly, sternly, roughly
  2. stiffly, awkwardly

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References[edit]

  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

dure

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of durar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of durar
  3. first-person singular imperative of durar
  4. third-person singular imperative of durar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

dure

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of durar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of durar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of durar.