See also: -uur

Afrikaans edit

Etymology edit

From Dutch uur.

Pronunciation edit

  • (traditional) IPA(key): /yr/, [yːr]
  • (more common) IPA(key): [iːr]
  • (file)

Noun edit

uur (plural ure)

  1. hour

Dutch edit

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Etymology edit

From Middle Dutch ure, from Latin hōra (hour).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

uur n (plural uren, diminutive uurtje n)

  1. an hour, a period of time
    Ze komt over een uur. — She's coming in an hour.
  2. the hour, the time of day
    Wat doe jij op dit uur nog wakker? — What are you doing still awake at this hour?
  3. o'clock
    Het is twaalf uur. — It is twelve o'clock.

Usage notes edit

The singular form is normally used after numerals. Thus: vele uren lang – for many hours; but: drie uur lang – for three hours.

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Afrikaans: uur
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: juru
  • Negerhollands: uur, yer
    • Virgin Islands Creole: i (dated)
  • Petjo: uur
  • Sranan Tongo: yuru

Middle English edit

Pronoun edit


  1. Alternative form of oure

Saterland Frisian edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Frisian ōther, from Proto-West Germanic *anþar. Cognates include West Frisian oar and German ander.

Determiner edit


  1. other
  2. the next
    Uur Dai geen iek tou dän Winkel.The next day I went to the shop.

Pronoun edit


  1. other

Etymology 2 edit

From Old Frisian over, from Proto-West Germanic *obar. Cognates include West Frisian oer and German ober.

Preposition edit

uur (neuter or distal adverb deeruur, proximal adverb hieruur, interrogative adverb wieruur)

  1. over
  2. about
  3. (of time) in
    Uur twäin Dege gunge iek tou Spoanjen.In two days I'm going to Spain.
  4. (of amount) over
    Die Film is uur trjo Úre lang.The film is over three hours long.

Adverb edit


  1. over
  2. (of time) through; long
    Iek waas dän hele Dai uur züük.I was ill the whole day through.
Related terms edit

References edit

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “uur”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN