-aar

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a suffix, which in Proto-Germanic times was borrowed from Latin -arius. Cognate with Dutch -er and (with a secondary d) -der.[1]

Suffix[edit]

-aar m

  1. someone who practices the action signified by the verb, the stem of which the suffix has been appended onto
  2. something with which one can implement the action signified by the verb, the stem of which the suffix has been appended onto

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A. van Loey, "Schönfeld's Historische Grammatica van het Nederlands", Zutphen, 8. druk, 1970, ISBN 90-03-21170-1; § 175