jaloers

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch jalours, jaloers, also jalous, jaloes, from Old French jalous, from Late Latin zelosus. The -r- is not etymological and does not appear in any other language; even the related Dutch term jaloezie lacks it. Its origin is unknown, but may have arisen by analogy if the endings -s and -rs were homophonous in Middle Dutch.

Adjective[edit]

jaloers (comparative jaloerser, superlative meest jaloers or jaloerst)

  1. jealous (bitterly or enviously competitive)

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of jaloers
uninflected jaloers
inflected jaloerse
comparative jaloerser
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial jaloers jaloerser het jaloerst
het jaloerste
indefinite m./f. sing. jaloerse jaloersere jaloerste
n. sing. jaloers jaloerser jaloerste
plural jaloerse jaloersere jaloerste
definite jaloerse jaloersere jaloerste
partitive jaloers jaloersers

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