dierbaar

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either from Middle Dutch dierbaer or directly from dier ‎(dear, precious) +‎ -baar ‎(-able, -worthy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dierbaar ‎(comparative dierbaarder, superlative dierbaarst)

  1. dear, prized by someone
  2. (archaic) precious, of great value
  3. (obsolete) pricy
  4. (in devotional circles) highly/morally moving, touching

Declension[edit]

Inflection of dierbaar
uninflected dierbaar
inflected dierbare
comparative dierbaarder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial dierbaar dierbaarder het dierbaarst
het dierbaarste
indefinite m./f. sing. dierbare dierbaardere dierbaarste
n. sing. dierbaar dierbaarder dierbaarste
plural dierbare dierbaardere dierbaarste
definite dierbare dierbaardere dierbaarste
partitive dierbaars dierbaarders

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