vrij

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch vri, from Old Dutch frī, from Proto-Germanic *frijaz, which derives from Proto-Indo-European *prey- (to be fond of). Related to vrijen (to love), vrijdag (friday), vriend (friend), vrouw (woman), and vrede (peace).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vrij (comparative vrijer, superlative vrijst)

  1. free; not imprisoned or enslaved.
    een vrij mana free man
  2. free; unconstrained.
    hij had de vrije hand over het landhe had a free hand over the land
  3. free; unobstructed, without blockages.
    de afvoer was vrijthe drain was unobstructed
  4. free; without obligations.
    vrije tijdfree time

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of vrij
uninflected vrij
inflected vrije
comparative vrijer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial vrij vrijer het vrijst
het vrijste
indefinite m./f. sing. vrije vrijere vrijste
n. sing. vrij vrijer vrijste
plural vrije vrijere vrijste
definite vrije vrijere vrijste
partitive vrijs vrijers

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

vrij

  1. fairly, rather, quite, very.
    Hij is vrij betrouwbaarHe is fairly trustworthy
    De computer waarmee ik werk is vrij oud.The computer with which I work is quite old.

Verb[edit]

vrij

  1. first-person singular present indicative of vrijen
  2. imperative of vrijen