zuiver

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzœy̯vər/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch suver, from Old Dutch *sūvar, from Latin sōbrius. Doublet of sober.

Adjective[edit]

zuiver (comparative zuiverder, superlative zuiverst)

  1. pure
  2. clean, tidy
  3. net (i.e after expenses and taxes, when talking about profit, as in zuivere winst)
  4. guiltless, clean (e.g conscience)
  5. (music) in tune
    Antonym: vals
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of zuiver
uninflected zuiver
inflected zuivere
comparative zuiverder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial zuiver zuiverder het zuiverst
het zuiverste
indefinite m./f. sing. zuivere zuiverdere zuiverste
n. sing. zuiver zuiverder zuiverste
plural zuivere zuiverdere zuiverste
definite zuivere zuiverdere zuiverste
partitive zuivers zuiverders
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

zuiver

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