-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 kindertijd, 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, kleed, lam, lied, rad, rund, volk.
    kindkinderen
    “child” — “children
Usage notes[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch -eren, from Middle French -er or Old French -er, from Latin -āre.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eːrə(n)/
  • (file)

Suffix[edit]

-eren

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

Etymology 3[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Suffix[edit]

-eren

  1. frequentative verbal suffix; indicating repetition
    Synonym: -elen
Derived terms[edit]