sterven

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From Middle Dutch sterven, from Old Dutch *stervan, from Proto-Germanic *sterbaną, itself either from Proto-Indo-European *(s)terp- (to lose force; lose sensibility, become numb; be dead, be motionless) or from *sterbʰ- (to be stiff, become stiff). Cognate with Low German starven, staarven, German sterben, West Frisian stjerre, English starve.

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sterven (past singular stierf, past participle gestorven)

  1. to die

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *stervan, from Proto-Germanic *sterbaną.

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sterven

  1. to die

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English steorfan.

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sterven

  1. to die, perish
  2. to perish from cold or hunger; starve

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References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967