duur

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch duur.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): [dyr]

Adjective[edit]

duur (attributive dure, comparative duurder, superlative duurste)

  1. expensive

Descendants[edit]

  • Shona: -dhura
    Chichewa: -dula
  • Xhosa: -duru

References[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch diere, dure, from Old Dutch diuri, from Proto-Germanic *diurijaz. Doublet of dier.

Adjective[edit]

duur (comparative duurder, superlative duurst)

  1. expensive
    De duurste Stradivarius is 'The Hammer' die in 2006 $3,5 miljoen opleverde. — The most expensive Stradivarius is 'The Hammer', which produced $3.5 million in 2006.
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of duur
uninflected duur
inflected dure
comparative duurder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial duur duurder het duurst
het duurste
indefinite m./f. sing. dure duurdere duurste
n. sing. duur duurder duurste
plural dure duurdere duurste
definite dure duurdere duurste
partitive duurs duurders

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

duur m (uncountable)

  1. duration
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

duur

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

Anagrams[edit]


Somali[edit]

Noun[edit]

duur ?

  1. forest

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse dúra.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

duur (preterite durä)

  1. (intransitive) To doze off for a while, sleep a little, nap briefly.
  2. (intransitive, with å) To faint, grow numb.

Related terms[edit]