vorst

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch vorste, from Old Dutch furista, fursta, from the substantivised weak inflection of Proto-Germanic *furistaz (first). Cognate wth German Fürst, English first (i.e. "first-born son").

Noun[edit]

vorst m (plural vorsten, diminutive vorstje n)

  1. generic term for prince, monarch, ruler
  2. prince, rendering of tradition-specific title of certain ranks (all below King)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Dutch *frost, from Proto-Germanic *frustaz. Cognate with vriezen, English frost and freeze.

Noun[edit]

vorst m (uncountable)

  1. frost, freeze, frosty weather
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Etymology 3[edit]

Cognate with German Forst, French forêt, English forest. More at forest.

Noun[edit]

vorst m (plural vorsten, diminutive vorstje n)

  1. wood(land), forest
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Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

vorst

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of vorsen
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of vorsen

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]