From Middle Dutch aert, from Old Dutch *ard, from Proto-Germanic *ardiz.
aard m (plural aarden, diminutive aardje n)
- nature, character, disposition
Hij toonde zijn ware aard.
- He showed his true character.
- first-person singular present indicative of aarden
- imperative of aarden
aard f (plural aardes, diminutive aardje n)
- Alternative form of aarde.
From Old Frisian *ard, erd, from Proto-Germanic *ardiz, related to Old English eard. More at erd.
aard c (plural aarden, diminutive aardsje)
- nature; character