murw

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Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German murwi, from Proto-Germanic *marwaz. Compare German mürbe (tender), Dutch murw (weak), English mellow (relaxed), Icelandic meyr (tender), Swedish mör (tender).

Adjective[edit]

murw

  1. (Uri) friable, tender, mushy

References[edit]

  • “murw” in Abegg, Emil, (1911) Die Mundart von Urseren (Beiträge zur Schweizerdeutschen Grammatik. IV.) [The Dialect of Urseren], Frauenfeld, Switzerland: Huber & co., page 62.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch murwe, morwe, variant forms of meru, merue (soft, tender, weak), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *marwaz. Cognate with German mürbe, Old English meru, mearu (soft, tender). More at mellow.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mʏr(ə)ʋ/, /mʏrf/
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Adjective[edit]

murw (comparative murwer, superlative murwst)

  1. weak, soft

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of murw
uninflected murw
inflected murwe
comparative murwer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial murw murwer het murwst
het murwste
indefinite m./f. sing. murwe murwere murwste
n. sing. murw murwer murwste
plural murwe murwere murwste
definite murwe murwere murwste
partitive murws murwers

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • West Frisian: morf, murf
  • Saterland Frisian: muur (possibly)