vor-

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with English fore-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

vor-

  1. pre- (denotes primarily that something is before or in front of another thing or higher in a hierarchy)

Derived terms[edit]


Middle Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either from Old Saxon far-, fura- or fur-, from Proto-Germanic *fra-. Cognate with Dutch ver-, German ver-, and Middle English fore-/for-. Used in the same way as Dutch er- and German er-

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

vor-

  1. modyfying verb-prefix, denoting amongst other things intent towards something or intensification
    vorspreken (to promise) from spreken (to speak), vorgeven (to forgive)
  2. denotes an action with a negative result such as destruction, loss or spoilage
    vordarven (to rot), vorlysen (to lose)
  3. denotes an action flawed with a mistake
    vorscriven (to make a mistake in writing) to scriven (to write)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Modern Low German knows the forms /fɔr/, /fɛr/, /fœr/ and /fər/. Since all of these could be spelled ⟨vor-⟩, depending on time and region, it cannot be told from the records which one was thought of as the Middle Low German supraregional standard.