ver-

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The result of a merger of two suffixes:

Prefix[edit]

ver-

  1. to do or to become what the stem (following this prefix) refers to
  2. used to indicate that the action (referred to by the stem) has a negative connotation (for the direct object of the stem)
    werpen (throw) → verwerpen (reject)
    oordelen (judge) → veroordelen (condemn)
  3. to move or change in the manner specified by the stem
Derived terms[edit]

nouns

verbs

Etymology 2[edit]

A contraction of older van der (of the)[1], which is also common in surnames.

Prefix[edit]

ver-

  1. A prefix found as part of surnames, found mainly in the southern Netherlands and in Belgium.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ ver- in familienamen, Genoodschap Onze Taal

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse verr, from Proto-Germanic *weraz, from Proto-Indo-European *wiHrós. Cognate with English were-.

Prefix[edit]

ver-

  1. -in-law.

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Usage Notes[edit]

Originally and officialy, this prefix only refers to the husband's inlaws, however colloquially, it is also used for the wife's inlaws.


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɛɐ̯/ (official standard)
  • IPA(key): /fɐ/ (more common; except when provided with emphatic stress)

Prefix[edit]

ver-

  1. Inseparable verbal prefix for-
    vergeben (to forgive)
  2. Inseparable verbal prefix that denotes a transition of the object into a state, which is indicated by the stem.
    lieben (to love) → sich verlieben (to fall in love)
    urteilen (to pronounce judgment) → verurteilen (to convict)
  3. Inseparable verbal prefix indicating a faulty action.
    laufen (to walk) → sich verlaufen (to get lost)
    zählen (to count) → sich verzählen (to miscount)

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ver-

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch far-, for-, fer-, from a merger of Proto-Germanic *fer-, *fur-, *fra-.

Prefix[edit]

ver-

  1. Forms verbs indicating change away from a state.
  2. Forms verbs indicating a more thorough action.

Derived terms[edit]

Category Middle Dutch words prefixed with ver- not found

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