Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /trɑu̯/
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Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Dutch trouwe, from Old Dutch triuwa, from Proto-West Germanic *treuwu, from Proto-Germanic *trewwō.

Noun edit

trouw f (plural trouwen, diminutive trouwtje n)

  1. loyalty, faithfulness
    Groot is Uw trouw, o Heer.
    Great is Thy faithfulness, oh Lord.
  2. marriage
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle Dutch trouwe, from Old Dutch *triuwi, from Proto-West Germanic *triuwī, from Proto-Germanic *triwwiz.

Adjective edit

trouw (comparative trouwer, superlative trouwst)

  1. true, faithful, loyal
Inflection edit
Declension of trouw
uninflected trouw
inflected trouwe
comparative trouwer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial trouw trouwer het trouwst
het trouwste
indefinite m./f. sing. trouwe trouwere trouwste
n. sing. trouw trouwer trouwste
plural trouwe trouwere trouwste
definite trouwe trouwere trouwste
partitive trouws trouwers
Derived terms edit

Etymology 3 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit

trouw

  1. inflection of trouwen:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. imperative

Anagrams edit