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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch bēteren, from Old Dutch *beteron, from Proto-Germanic *batizōną. Equivalent to beter +‎ -en.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbeːtərə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: be‧te‧ren

VerbEdit

beteren

  1. (ergative) to improve, to become/make better
InflectionEdit
Inflection of beteren (weak)
infinitive beteren
past singular beterde
past participle gebeterd
infinitive beteren
gerund beteren n
present tense past tense
1st person singular beter beterde
2nd person sing. (jij) betert beterde
2nd person sing. (u) betert beterde
2nd person sing. (gij) betert beterde
3rd person singular betert beterde
plural beteren beterden
subjunctive sing.1 betere beterde
subjunctive plur.1 beteren beterden
imperative sing. beter
imperative plur.1 betert
participles beterend gebeterd
1) Archaic.
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Etymology 2Edit

From be- +‎ teren.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

beteren

  1. (transitive) to tar, to cover with tar
InflectionEdit
Inflection of beteren (weak, prefixed)
infinitive beteren
past singular beteerde
past participle beteerd
infinitive beteren
gerund beteren n
present tense past tense
1st person singular beteer beteerde
2nd person sing. (jij) beteert beteerde
2nd person sing. (u) beteert beteerde
2nd person sing. (gij) beteert beteerde
3rd person singular beteert beteerde
plural beteren beteerden
subjunctive sing.1 betere beteerde
subjunctive plur.1 beteren beteerden
imperative sing. beteer
imperative plur.1 beteert
participles beterend beteerd
1) Archaic.

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *beteron, from Proto-Germanic *batizōną. Equivalent to bēter +‎ -en.

VerbEdit

bēteren

  1. to better, to make/become better
  2. to reimburse
  3. to punish, to make pay
  4. to increase, to make/become larger

InflectionEdit

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Further readingEdit

  • beteren”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • beteren”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English beterian, from Proto-Germanic *batizōną; equivalent to bettre +‎ -en.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

beteren

  1. To better; to implement improvements or make better.
  2. (rare) To attain victory or win against opponents; to have the upper hand.

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