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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch ergens, ergent, ergen, irgen, from Old Dutch *iergin, *iowergin, from Proto-Germanic *euhwargin. Cognate with Old Saxon hwergin (> Middle Low German ergent, ergens), Old High German hwergin, iowergin (> Middle High German iergen, > German irgend), Old English hwerġen, Old Norse hvargi.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛrɣəns/
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AdverbEdit

ergens

  1. somewhere, anywhere
    Ergens op het vliegveld ligt mijn tas.My bag is somewhere in the airport.
  2. somehow, in some unspecified way
    Ergens vind ik hem wel leuk.Somehow I think he is nice.
  3. As part of a pronominal adverb, something (iets)
    Kan ik je ergens mee helpen?Is there something I can help you with?

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