eerder

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Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly from Old Dutch *ēriro, from Proto-Germanic *airizô, an adjective formed from the comparative adverb *airiz. Alternatively re-formed from the adverb in Middle Dutch.

Adjective[edit]

eerder (not comparable)

  1. earlier, former
    Zijn eerdere stijl was leuker
    His former style was funnier
  2. previous
    Zijn eerdere voorstellen waren ambitieuzer
    His initial proposals were more ambitious
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Adverb[edit]

eerder

  1. earlier
    Zoals eerder gezegd!
    As said earlier!
  2. more, rather
    Dat is eerder een struik dan een boom.
    That's more a bush than a tree.
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Etymology 2[edit]

from eren 'to (pay) honor' + -er

Noun[edit]

eerder m (plural eerders, diminutive eerdertje n)

  1. One who pays honor
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Etymology 3[edit]

from eren 'to (work with a) plough' + -er

Noun[edit]

eerder m (plural eerders, diminutive eerdertje n)

  1. A plower, plowman or plowboy
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