durven

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A merger of late Middle Dutch durren (from Old Dutch *durran, Proto-Germanic *durzaną) and durven (from Old Dutch *thurvan, Proto-Germanic *þurbaną).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

durven (past singular durfde, past participle gedurfd)

  1. to dare
    Hij durfde de stap naar een autonoom natuurrecht nog niet te zetten, omdat zoiets zou kunnen impliceren dat God niet zou bestaan.[1] — He did not dare to take the step towards an autonomous natural law, because by so doing it could be implied that God should not exist.

Conjugation[edit]

  • Note: The singular past tense can also be the irregular dorst.

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