- to do or to become what the stem (following this prefix) refers to
- 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”)
- to move or change in the manner specified by the stem
A contraction of older van der (“of the”), which is also common in surnames.
- A prefix found as part of surnames, found mainly in the southern Netherlands and in Belgium.
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↑ ver- in familienamen, Genoodschap Onze Taal
From Old Norse verr, from Proto-Germanic *weraz, from Proto-Indo-European *wiHrós. Cognate with English were-.
- 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.
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-).
- IPA(key): /fɛɐ̯/ (official standard)
- IPA(key): /fɐ/ (more common; except when provided with emphatic stress)
- Inseparable verbal prefix for-
- vergeben (“to forgive”)
- 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”)
- Inseparable verbal prefix indicating a faulty action.
- laufen (“to walk”) → sich verlaufen (“to get lost”)
- zählen (“to count”) → sich verzählen (“to miscount”)
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From Old Dutch far-, for-, fer-, from a merger of Proto-Germanic *fer-, *fur-, *fra-.
- Forms verbs indicating change away from a state.
- Forms verbs indicating a more thorough action.
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