loeren

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

With dialectal (eastern) -oe- from Middle Dutch luren (to look sharp). Compare German lauern, English lour and lurk.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -urən

Verb[edit]

loeren

  1. To lurk, spy
  2. To be on the look-out for
    Hij loert op die ene kans - He is waiting for that one opportunity

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of loeren (weak)
infinitive loeren
past singular loerde
past participle geloerd
infinitive loeren
gerund loeren n
present tense past tense
1st person singular loer loerde
2nd person sing. (jij) loert loerde
2nd person sing. (u) loert loerde
2nd person sing. (gij) loert loerde
3rd person singular loert loerde
plural loeren loerden
subjunctive sing.1 loere loerde
subjunctive plur.1 loeren loerden
imperative sing. loer
imperative plur.1 loert
participles loerend geloerd
1) Archaic.

Descendants[edit]

  • Berbice Creole Dutch: luru
  • Negerhollands: loer
  • Petjo: loeren
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: luru, loor
  • Papiamentu: lur, loer
  • Sranan Tongo: luru

Noun[edit]

loeren

  1. Plural form of loer