See also: eren and Eren

DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

The suffix results from an old plural in -er (cognate to German -er), to which a second plural ending -en was added. The single version can still be seen in many compounds such as kindertijd, and in the formation of plural diminutives (kindertjes, radertjes). The double suffix -eren is comparable to English -ren in children.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-eren

  1. forms the plural of a limited group of nouns: blad, been, ei, gelid, gemoed, goed, hoen, kalf, kind, kleed, lam, lied, rad, rund, volk.
    kindkinderen
    “child” — “children
Usage notesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch -eren, from Middle French -er or Old French -er, from Latin -āre.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /eːrə(n)/
  • (file)

SuffixEdit

-eren

  1. part of the infinitive of verbs borrowed mainly from French and Latin, e.g. informeren from French to inform.

Etymology 3Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

SuffixEdit

-eren

  1. frequentative verbal suffix; indicating repetition
    Synonym: -elen
Derived termsEdit