er-

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Loaned from Old High German ir-. The native prefix with the same origin is oor-.

Prefix[edit]

er-

  1. Inseparable verbal prefix that indicates the cause or beginning of an action.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German ir-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛɐ̯/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ɛ/, /ɐ/ (common speech)

Prefix[edit]

er-

  1. Inseparable verbal prefix that indicates a successful conclusion, leads to the wanted result.
  2. Inseparable verbal prefix that indicates killing or dying.
    er- + drücken 'to push, squeeze' -> erdrücken 'to squeeze dead'

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