eerst

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *ērist, from Proto-Germanic *airist.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eːrst/, [ɪːrst]
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  • Rhymes: -eːrst

Adverb[edit]

eerst

  1. first, at first, before something else
  2. at first, before, earlier
    Het doet nu minder pijn dan eerst.
    It hurts less now than earlier.
    (literally, “It hurts less now than at first.”)
  3. only, not until

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch *ērist, from Proto-Germanic *airistaz.

Adjective[edit]

êerst

  1. first
  2. foremost
Inflection[edit]

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Dutch *ērist, from Proto-Germanic *airist.

Adverb[edit]

êerst

  1. first, firstly
  2. formerly, previously
  3. at first, before all else
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Further reading[edit]

  • eerst”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • eerste”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • eerst (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929
  • eerst (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929