-eren

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See also: eren and Eren

Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The suffix results from an old plural in -er (cognate to German -er), to which a second plural ending -en was added. The single version can still be seen in many compounds such as kinderkamer, and in the formation of plural diminutives (kindertjes, radertjes). The double suffix -eren is comparable to English -ren in children.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-eren

  1. forms the plural of a limited group of nouns: blad, been, ei, gelid, gemoed, goed, hoen, kalf, kind, lam, lied, rad, rund, volk.
    kindkinderen
    “child” — “children
Usage notes[edit]
  • The two nouns ending in -n interfix an additional -d- before the ending: beenderen, hoenderen.

Etymology 2[edit]

From French -er, from Latin -āre.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-eren

  1. part of the infinitive of verbs borrowed mainly from French and Latin, e.g. informeren from French informer (to inform)