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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch -eren. Compare also the more native Afrikaans -ers.

SuffixEdit

-ere

  1. forms the plurals of six nouns
    been (leg; bone) + ‎-ere → ‎beendere (bones)
    gelid (rank) + ‎-ere → ‎geledere (ranks)
    gemoed (mind) + ‎-ere → ‎gemoedere (minds)
    goed (good) + ‎-ere → ‎goedere (goods)
    lied (song; hymn) + ‎-ere → ‎liedere (hymns)
    volk (people) + ‎-ere → ‎volkere (peoples)

Usage notesEdit

  • In most of the above cases, either the word as such or the plural belongs to a more literary register.
  • The noun blaar (leaf) is a backformation from a plural originally using this suffix (from Dutch blad > bladeren > blaren).

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -ere (second and third conjugations).

SuffixEdit

-ere

  1. Used, with a stem, to form the infinitive of many Italian verbs.

Usage notesEdit

  • See ricevere as an example of a regular -ere verb.
  • There are two groups of irregular -ere verbs:
    • Those in the first group have multiple irregularities (sometimes even in the infinitive), but several related verbs are conjugated in the same way
    • Those in the second group have irregular past participles and/or, in the past historic have an irregular stem in the first- and third-person singular and the third-person plural

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LatinEdit

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PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ēre

  1. second-person singular present passive subjunctive of

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *-āri, -ere, from Proto-Germanic *-ārijaz (masc. agent suffix).

SuffixEdit

-ere m

  1. Forms agent nouns from verbs.

Derived termsEdit


DescendantsEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed as part of Latin, French or German verbs. Cognate to French -er, German -ieren, Swedish -era.

SuffixEdit

-ere

  1. Used in verbs derived from Latin, French or German, indicating the action of doing the first part of the word; such as revolusjonere (to revolutionise), from revolusjon (revolution).

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

As for Bokmål above.

SuffixEdit

-ere

  1. Usage as for Bokmål above.

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Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *-ārijaz, from Latin -ārius. Cognate with Old Frisian -ere, Old Saxon -āri, Old High German -āri.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ere m

  1. masculine agent suffix, originally applied only to nouns
    fugol (fowl, bird) + ‎-ere → ‎fuglere (fowler)

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Old FrenchEdit

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SuffixEdit

-ere

  1. nominative singular of -or (agent noun suffix)
    Le chanteorli chantere