weren

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English weren, from Old English wǣron (indicative past tense plural of bēon), wǣren (subjunctive past tense plural of bēon), equivalent to were +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

weren

  1. (obsolete, plural form) Alternative form of were
    • 1889, John Gower, ‎Henry Morley, Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins: Being the Confessio Amantis:
      For of the false Moabites Forth with the strength of Amonites, Of that they weren first misget, The people of God was ofte upset In Israel and in Judee, As in the bible a man may se.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Only used with plural nouns.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch weren, from Old Dutch *werien, from Proto-Germanic *warjaną.

Verb[edit]

weren (past singular weerde, past participle geweerd)

  1. to keep out
Conjugation[edit]
Inflection of weren (weak)
infinitive weren
past singular weerde
past participle geweerd
infinitive weren
gerund weren n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular weer weerde
2nd person sing. (jij) weert weerde
2nd person sing. (u) weert weerde
2nd person sing. (gij) weert weerde
3rd person singular weert weerde
plural weren weerden
subjunctive sing.1 were weerde
subjunctive plur.1 weren weerden
imperative sing. weer
imperative plur.1 weert
participles werend geweerd
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

weren

  1. Plural form of weer