küren

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See also: Küren and kuren

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*ǵews-

From Middle High German küren, derived from küre (see modern Kür). Possibly conflated with Old High German korōn, from Proto-Germanic *kuzōną, which does not, however, seem to have attested continuations in Middle High German. Compare Middle Low German kören (whence German kören), Dutch keuren, and Middle English cüren ‎(to select).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkyːʁən/, [ˈkyːʁən], [ˈkyː.ɐn]

Verb[edit]

küren ‎(third-person singular simple present kürt, past tense kürte, past participle gekürt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (formal, with zu) to elect someone (something honourable); to present someone (with an honour)
    Sie wurde zur Ballkönigin gekürt. — “She was elected belle of the ball.”
  2. (archaic or poetic) to choose; to elect (in general)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The strong past forms kor, gekoren belong to the related verb kiesen. See there.

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