See also: duré, dūre, and дуре

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English duren (to last), from Old French durer, from Latin durāre. Related to Dutch duren (to last, dure), German dauern (to last, dure).

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dure (third-person singular simple present dures, present participle during, simple past and past participle dured)

  1. (archaic, intransitive) To last, continue, endure.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter primum, in Le Morte Darthur, book IV:
      she was one of the damoysels of the lake that hyȝte Nyneue / [] / And euer she maade Merlyn good chere tyl she had lerned of hym al maner thynge that she desyred and he was assoted vpon her that he myghte not be from her / Soo on a tyme he told kynge Arthur that he sholde not dure longe but for al his craftes he shold be put in the erthe quyck
    • 1526, [William Tyndale, transl.], The Newe Testamẽt [] (Tyndale Bible), [Worms, Germany: Peter Schöffer], OCLC 762018299, Matthew xiij:[23], folio xviij, recto:
      But he that was ſowne in the ſtony grũde ys he / which heareth the worde of God / and anon with ioye receaveth itt / yet hath he no rottꝭ in him ſelfe / And therefore he dureth but a ſeaſon [].
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin dūrus. Doublet of dour.

AdjectiveEdit

dure (comparative more dure, superlative most dure)

  1. (obsolete) hard; harsh; severe; rough
    • (Can we date this quote by W. H. Russell and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The winter is severe, and life is dure and rude.

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AsturianEdit

VerbEdit

dure

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of durar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of durar

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

dure

  1. Inflected form of duur

VerbEdit

dure

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of duren

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FrenchEdit

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dure

  1. first-person singular present indicative of durer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of durer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of durer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of durer
  5. second-person singular imperative of durer

AdjectiveEdit

dure

  1. feminine singular of dur

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ItalianEdit

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dure

  1. feminine plural of duro

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From dūrus (hard, rough).

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dūrē (comparative dūrius, superlative dūrissimē)

  1. harshly, sternly, roughly
    Synonym: dūriter
  2. stiffly, awkwardly

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • dure in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • dure in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • dure in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)

Middle DutchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dure

  1. Alternative form of diere

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PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

dure

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of durar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of durar
  3. first-person singular imperative of durar
  4. third-person singular imperative of durar

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

dure

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of durar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of durar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of durar.