ver-

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The result of a merger of Middle Dutch er- and ver-. The former is an unstressed variant of Old/Middle Dutch ur-/or- (modern Dutch oor-), and goes back to Proto-Germanic *uz-, as in Gothic 𐌿𐌶- (us-), Old High German ur-, ir- (German ur-, er-). The latter derives from Old Dutch fir-, far-, and goes back to a mixture of Proto-Germanic *fer-, *fur-, *fra- and other similar particles, as in Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌹𐍂- (fair-), 𐍆𐌰𐌿𐍂- (faur-), 𐍆𐍂𐌰- (fra-), Old English for- (English for-), Old High German fir-, far- (German ver-).

Prefix[edit]

ver-

  1. to do or to become what the stem (following this prefix) refers to
  2. used to indicate that the action (referred to by the stem) has a negative connotation (for the direct object of the stem)
    werpen 'throw' → verwerpen 'reject'
    oordelen 'judge' → veroordelen 'condemn'
  3. to move or change in the manner specified by the stem
Derived terms[edit]

nouns

verbs

Etymology 2[edit]

A contraction of older van der (of the)[1], which is also common in surnames.

Prefix[edit]

ver-

  1. A prefix found as part of surnames, found mainly in the southern Netherlands and in Belgium.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ver- in familienamen, Genoodschap Onze Taal

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse verr, from Proto-Germanic *weraz, from Proto-Indo-European *wiHrós. Cognate with English were-.

Prefix[edit]

ver-

  1. -in-law.

Derived terms[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

stressed

unstressed

Prefix[edit]

ver-

  1. Inseparable verbal prefix for-
    vergeben, 'to forgive'
  2. Inseparable verbal prefix that denotes a transition of the object into a state, which is indicated by the stem.
    lieben 'to love' → verlieben 'to fall in love'
  3. Inseparable verbal prefix indicating a negative action of the stem.
    laufen 'to walkverlaufen 'to get lost'

Derived terms[edit]

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ver-

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch far-, for-, fer-, from a merger of Proto-Germanic *fer-, *fur-, *fra-.

Prefix[edit]

ver-

  1. Forms verbs indicating change away from a state.
  2. Forms verbs indicating a more thorough action.

Derived terms[edit]

Category Middle Dutch words prefixed with ver- not found

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