vuur

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch vuur, from Old Dutch fuïr, *fiur, from West-Germanic *fuïr-, from Proto-Germanic *fōr, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *péh₂ur.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vuur (plural vure, diminutive vuurtje)

  1. fire

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch vuur, from Old Dutch fuir, from West-Germanic *fuïr-, from Proto-Germanic *fōr, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *péh₂ur. The adjectival slang sense is a calque of the slang sense of English fire.

Noun[edit]

vuur n (plural vuren, diminutive vuurtje n)

  1. fire
    Het vuur brandde in mijn kamer; het was koud.
    The fire was burning in my room; it was cold.
  2. heater
  3. (informal) a lighter
    Heb je vuur?
    Got a light?
Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vuur (not comparable)

  1. (slang) Great, amazing, extraordinary, dope. (Calque of the slang sense of English fire)
    Zijn nieuwe album is vuur.
    His new album is fire.

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

vuur

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

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch fuir.

Noun[edit]

vuur n

  1. fire
  2. bonfire
  3. passion

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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Further reading[edit]

  • vier”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • vuur”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929