Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Dutch truerich, from Middle High German trūrec, from Old High German trūreg, trūrag, from Proto-Germanic *dreuzagaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰrews- (to break, break off, crumble). Equivalent to treuren (to grieve) +‎ -ig (-y).

Cognate with Low German trurig, German traurig, English dreary.

Pronunciation edit

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Adjective edit

treurig (comparative treuriger, superlative treurigst)

  1. sad, melancholy

Inflection edit

Inflection of treurig
uninflected treurig
inflected treurige
comparative treuriger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial treurig treuriger het treurigst
het treurigste
indefinite m./f. sing. treurige treurigere treurigste
n. sing. treurig treuriger treurigste
plural treurige treurigere treurigste
definite treurige treurigere treurigste
partitive treurigs treurigers

Synonyms edit