aard

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch aert, from Old Dutch *ard, from Proto-Germanic *ardiz. Cognate Middle Low German art ‎(alignment, origin), Old English eard ‎(state, condition, fate), German Art f ‎(nature, character, disposition; species; way, manner).

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Noun[edit]

aard m ‎(plural aarden, diminutive aardje n)

  1. nature, character, disposition
    Hij toonde zijn ware aard. — He showed his true colours.

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Verb[edit]

aard

  1. first-person singular present indicative of aarden
  2. imperative of aarden

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West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian *ard, erd, from Proto-Germanic *ardiz, related to Old English eard. More at erd.

Noun[edit]

aard

  1. nature; character