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See also: vor, VOR, and vör

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German vor-, vore-, from Old High German fora-, from Proto-Germanic *furai-. Cognate with English fore-.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

vor-

  1. pre- (denotes primarily that something is before or in front of another thing or higher in a hierarchy)

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Middle Low GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Either from Old Saxon far-, fura- or fur-, from Proto-Germanic *fra-. Cognate with Dutch ver-, German ver-, and English for-. Used in the same way as Dutch er- and German er-

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɔr/, /fœr/
  • Modern Low German knows the forms /fɔr/ and /fœr/. Since both of these would normally be spelled ⟨vor-⟩, depending on time and region, it cannot be told from the records which one was thought of as the Middle Low German supraregional standard, nor whether the two pronunciations were associated with different meanings.

PrefixEdit

vor- or vör-

  1. modyfying verb-prefix, denoting amongst other things intent towards something or intensification
    vorspreken (to promise) from spreken (to speak), vorgeven (to forgive)
  2. denotes an action with a negative result such as destruction, loss or spoilage
    vordarven (to rot), vorlysen (to lose)
  3. denotes an action flawed with a mistake
    vorscriven (to make a mistake in writing) from scriven (to write)

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