See also: Waren and wären

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋaːrə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wa‧ren
  • Rhymes: -aːrən

Etymology 1Edit

Unknown. The only cognate found is West Frisian waarje. Perhaps related to Old High German wadalōn (to roam, wander); if so, related to Proto-West Germanic *wāan (to blow (of wind)); compare modern German Wallfahrt (pilgrimage). Or, related to Old English wāþ (wandering, hunt), from Proto-West Germanic *waiþu (wandering, hunt).[1]

VerbEdit

waren

  1. (intransitive) to wander, to roam
InflectionEdit
Inflection of waren (weak)
infinitive waren
past singular waarde
past participle gewaard
infinitive waren
gerund waren n
present tense past tense
1st person singular waar waarde
2nd person sing. (jij) waart waarde
2nd person sing. (u) waart waarde
2nd person sing. (gij) waart waarde
3rd person singular waart waarde
plural waren waarden
subjunctive sing.1 ware waarde
subjunctive plur.1 waren waarden
imperative sing. waar
imperative plur.1 waart
participles warend gewaard
1) Archaic.
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ van der Sijs, Nicoline, editor (2010), “waren1”, in Etymologiebank, Meertens Institute

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch waren, from Old Dutch *waron, from Proto-West Germanic *warōn, from Proto-Germanic *warōną.

VerbEdit

waren

  1. (transitive, obsolete) to watch
  2. (transitive, obsolete) to protect
  3. (transitive, obsolete) to keep, to preserve
InflectionEdit
Inflection of waren (weak)
infinitive waren
past singular waarde
past participle gewaard
infinitive waren
gerund waren n
present tense past tense
1st person singular waar waarde
2nd person sing. (jij) waart waarde
2nd person sing. (u) waart waarde
2nd person sing. (gij) waart waarde
3rd person singular waart waarde
plural waren waarden
subjunctive sing.1 ware waarde
subjunctive plur.1 waren waarden
imperative sing. waar
imperative plur.1 waart
participles warend gewaard
1) Archaic.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

waren

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of zijn

NounEdit

waren

  1. Plural form of waar

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

waren

  1. first/third-person plural preterite of sein

LuxembourgishEdit

VerbEdit

waren

  1. first-person plural preterite indicative of sinn
  2. third-person plural preterite indicative of sinn

Middle DutchEdit

VerbEdit

wâren

  1. first/third-person plural present indicative/subjunctive of wēsen

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

waren

  1. Alternative form of weren

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

waren

  1. Alternative form of warenne

Middle Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon wārōn, from Proto-West Germanic *warōn.

PronunciationEdit

  • (originally) IPA(key): /wɒːrən/

VerbEdit

wāren

  1. to last, to endure
  2. to vouch for, to swear an oath to that something is true, to prove the truth of something by evidence
  3. to take care, to look after
  4. to protect, to guard
  5. to keep up, to continue

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit


WutunhuaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From wa (young man) +‎ ren (person).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

waren

  1. man
    Coordinate term: niren (woman)

ReferencesEdit

  • Juha Janhunen, Marja Peltomaa, Erika Sandman, Xiawu Dongzhou (2008) Wutun (LINCOM's Descriptive Grammar Series), volume 466, LINCOM Europa, →ISBN