- (transitive) to harm
- third-person plural future subjunctive of dar
- IPA(key): /ˈdeːʁən/
- Rhymes: -eːʀən
- (relative) whose, of which (genitive of die, both inflected forms of der).
- (demonstrative) her, their, the latter's (genitive of die, both inflected forms of der)
Among unexercised users of formal standard German, one can frequently read or hear dessen when deren would be correct (or occasionally vice versa), since neither of these forms is used in normal vernacular German.