ouder

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑu̯dər/
  • (file)
  • The noun, unlike the comparative adjective, never exhibits d-weakening.
  • Rhymes: -ɑu̯dər

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch ouder, the comparative form of oud.

Noun[edit]

ouder m (plural ouders, diminutive oudertje n)

  1. parent, father or mother; by extension a substitute caregiver
    Hyponyms: moeder, vader
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

ouder

  1. Comparative form of oud

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch alder, from Proto-Germanic *aldrą.

Noun[edit]

ouder n

  1. age
  2. old age
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]
  • Dutch: ouder

Etymology 2[edit]

Substantivised comparative of out.

Noun[edit]

ouder m

  1. old person, senior
  2. (in the plural) ancestors, elders
  3. (in the plural) parents
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

ouder

  1. comparative degree of out
Inflection[edit]

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

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