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Webster 1913 Edition


Dere

Dere

,
Verb.
T.
[AS.
derian
to hurt.]
To hurt; to harm; to injure.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.

Webster 1828 Edition


Dere

DERE

,
Verb.
T.
To hurt.

Definition 2021


dere

dere

See also: derë and de re

English

Pronunciation

Noun

dere (plural deres)

  1. (Britain dialectal) Hurt; harm; injury.
    She did him dere.

Etymology 2

From Middle English deren, derien, from Old English derian (to damage, injure, hurt, harm), from Proto-Germanic *darjaną (to injure, harm), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰō(w)- (to sharpen). Cognate with Scots dere, deir (to harm, hurt, injure), Saterland Frisian dera (to injure, damage), West Frisian deare, derre (to harm, injure), Dutch deren (to injure, damage, scathe), Middle High German tern (to injure). Related to dart.

Pronunciation

Verb

dere (third-person singular simple present deres, present participle dering, simple past and past participle dered)

  1. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To hurt; harm; injure; wound.
    • c.1390, Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Squire's Tale’, Canterbury Tales:
      And of Achilles with his queynte spere, / For he koude with it bothe heele and dere [].
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter xij, in Le Morte Darthur, book XIII:
      Thenne herd he a voyse say / Galahad I see there enuyronne aboute the so many angels that my power may not dere the /
  2. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To annoy, trouble, grieve.
Derived terms

Etymology 3

Nonstandard spelling of there, reflecting any of a variety of accents with th-stopping.

Pronunciation

  • (AAVE, NYC) IPA(key): /dɛː(ɹ)/
  • (Ulster English) IPA(key): /d̪ɛː(ɹ)/
  • (Midlands) IPA(key): /d̪ɛə(ɹ)/
  • (rural areas of Scotland, rare) IPA(key): /d̪iər/
  • Homophone: dare (some accents)

Alternative forms

Adverb

dere (not comparable)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of there.

Interjection

dere

  1. Nonstandard spelling of there.

Noun

dere (uncountable)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of there.

Pronoun

dere

  1. Nonstandard spelling of there.

Anagrams


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eːrə

Verb

dere

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of deren

Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdeːɾə/
  • Rhymes: -eːrə

Pronoun

dere (objective case dere)

  1. (personal) you (2nd person plural subject pronoun)

Welsh

Alternative forms

  • tyrd (North Wales)
  • tyred (North Wales, literary)

Pronunciation

Verb

dere

  1. (South Wales) second-person singular imperative of dod

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
dere ddere nere unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.