See also: kuren, Kuren, and Küren



From Middle High German küren, derived from küre (see modern Kür). Possibly conflated with Old High German korōn, from Proto-Germanic *kuzōną, which does not, however, seem to have attested continuations in Middle High German. Compare Middle Low German kören (whence German kören), Dutch keuren, and Middle English cüren (to select).


  • IPA(key): /ˈkyːʁən/, [ˈkyːʁən], [ˈkyː.ɐn]
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küren (third-person singular simple present kürt, past tense kürte, past participle gekürt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (formal, with zu) to elect someone (something honourable); to present someone (with an honour)
    Sie wurde zur Ballkönigin gekürt. — “She was elected belle of the ball.”
  2. (archaic or poetic) to choose; to elect (in general)

Usage notesEdit

  • The strong past forms kor, gekoren belong to the related verb kiesen. See there.


Weak conjugation:

Strong conjugation:

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