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GermanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German -ieren, extracted by rebracketing of verbs borrowed from (Old) French, such as parlieren (Old French parlier + -en), or Italian, such as spazieren (Italian spaziare + -en).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /iːrən/, [iːʁən], [iːrən], [iː.ɐn], [iɐ̯n]
  • Rhymes: -iːʁən

SuffixEdit

-ieren

  1. Verb suffix: it and its inflected forms are found mainly as a rendering of French, Italian, and Latin suffixes like -ire and -iare in borrowings, but it is also sometimes applied with a factitive meaning to German stems.
    Möbel (furniture) + ‎-ieren → ‎möblieren (to furnish)
    Zentrum (centre) + ‎-ieren → ‎zentrieren (to centre)
    halb (half) + ‎-ieren → ‎halbieren (to halve)
    Buchstabe (letter) + ‎-ieren → ‎buchstabieren (to spell)

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Middle High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French -ier.

SuffixEdit

-ieren

  1. used in verbs, indicating the action of doing something related to the first part of the word

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