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ver-

ver-

See also: ver, Ver, VER, vér, vèr, vêr, ver., and vér'

Dutch

Prefix

ver-

  1. to do or to become what the stem (following this prefix) refers to
  2. used to indicate that the action (referred to by the stem) has a negative connotation (for the direct object of the stem)
    ver- + werpen (to throw)verwerpen (to reject)
    ver- + oordelen (judge)veroordelen (to condemn)
  3. to move or change in the manner specified by the stem
Derived terms

nouns

verbs

Etymology 2

A contraction of older van der (of the)[1], which is also common in surnames.

Prefix

ver-

  1. A prefix found as part of surnames, found mainly in the southern Netherlands and in Belgium.

See also

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Dutch_words_prefixed_with_ver-'>Dutch words prefixed with ver-</a>

References

  1. ver- in familienamen, Genoodschap Onze Taal

Faroese

Etymology

From Old Norse verr, from Proto-Germanic *weraz, from Proto-Indo-European *wiHrós. Cognate with English were-.

Prefix

ver-

  1. -in-law.

Derived terms

  • verdóttir
  • verfaðir
  • vermóðir
  • versonur

Usage notes

  • Originally and officially, this prefix only refers to the husband's in-laws; however, colloquially, it is also used for the wife's in-laws.

German

Etymology

From Middle High German ver-, from Old High German far-, from a mixture of Proto-Germanic *fer-, *fur-, *fra- and other similar particles. Cognate with Old English for- (English for-), Old Dutch fir-, far- (Dutch ver-), Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌹𐍂- (fair-), 𐍆𐌰𐌿𐍂- (faur-), 𐍆𐍂𐌰- (fra-).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɛɐ̯/ (official standard)
  • IPA(key): /fɐ/ (more common; except when provided with emphatic stress)

Prefix

ver-

  1. Inseparable verbal prefix for-
    vergeben (to forgive)
  2. Inseparable verbal prefix that denotes a transition of the object into a state, which is indicated by the stem.
    lieben (to love)sich verlieben (to fall in love)
    urteilen (to pronounce judgment)verurteilen (to convict)
  3. Inseparable verbal prefix indicating a faulty action.
    laufen (to walk)sich verlaufen (to get lost)
    zählen (to count)sich verzählen (to miscount)

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:German_words_prefixed_with_ver-'>German words prefixed with ver-</a>

See also


Luxembourgish

Prefix

ver-

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Luxembourgish_words_prefixed_with_ver-'>Luxembourgish words prefixed with ver-</a>

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch far-, for-, fer-, from a merger of Proto-Germanic *fer-, *fur-, *fra-.

Prefix

ver-

  1. Forms verbs indicating change away from a state.
  2. Forms verbs indicating a more thorough action.

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Middle_Dutch_words_prefixed_with_ver-'>Middle Dutch words prefixed with ver-</a>

Descendants