See also: Boren and bořen

Dutch

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈboːrə(n)/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Hyphenation: bo‧ren
  • Rhymes: -oːrən

Etymology 1

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From Middle Dutch bōren, from Old Dutch *boron, from Proto-Germanic *burōną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerH-.

Verb

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boren

  1. (transitive) to drill
Inflection
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Conjugation of boren (weak)
infinitive boren
past singular boorde
past participle geboord
infinitive boren
gerund boren n
present tense past tense
1st person singular boor boorde
2nd person sing. (jij) boort, boor2 boorde
2nd person sing. (u) boort boorde
2nd person sing. (gij) boort boorde
3rd person singular boort boorde
plural boren boorden
subjunctive sing.1 bore boorde
subjunctive plur.1 boren boorden
imperative sing. boor
imperative plur.1 boort
participles borend geboord
1) Archaic. 2) In case of inversion.
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Descendants
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  • Afrikaans: boor
  • Negerhollands: boor
  • Papiamentu: bora, borá
  • ? Sranan Tongo: boro
    • Caribbean Javanese: boro

Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun

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boren

  1. plural of boor

Middle Dutch

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Etymology

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From Old Dutch *boron, from Proto-Germanic *burōną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerH-.

Verb

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bōren

  1. to drill

Inflection

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Weak
Infinitive bōren
3rd sg. past
3rd pl. past
Past participle
Infinitive bōren
In genitive bōrens
In dative bōrene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular bōre
2nd singular bōors, bōres
3rd singular bōort, bōret
1st plural bōren
2nd plural bōort, bōret
3rd plural bōren
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular bōre
2nd singular bōors, bōres
3rd singular bōre
1st plural bōren
2nd plural bōort, bōret
3rd plural bōren
Imperative Present
Singular bōor, bōre
Plural bōort, bōret
Present Past
Participle bōrende

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Norwegian Bokmål

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Alternative forms

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Noun

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boren n or m

  1. definite masculine singular of bor (Etymology 2)

Norwegian Nynorsk

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Alternative forms

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Noun

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boren n or m

  1. definite masculine singular of bor (Etymology 2)

Old English

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Verb

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boren

  1. past participle of beran

Swedish

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Etymology

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From Old Swedish borin, burin, from Old Norse borinn, from Proto-Germanic *buranaz, from Proto-Germanic *beraną, the root of bära (to carry, bear, lead up to). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-.

Cognate with English born, and a doublet of buren.

Pronunciation

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Adjective

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boren (not comparable)

  1. destined to, born to
  2. related to someone by birth
    • 1665, Christopher L. Grubb, Penu proverbiale dhet är: ett ymnigt förrådh aff allehanda gambla och nya swenska ordseeder och lährespråk:
      Swijka dhe sworne, och icke dhe borne .. (dvs.) Blod är altijd tiuckare än watn.
      The sworn betray, and not the born .. (that is) Blood is always thicker than water.

Declension

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Inflection of boren
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular boren
Neuter singular boret
Plural borna
Masculine plural3 borne
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 borne
All borna
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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