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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *werran, from Proto-Germanic *werraną.

VerbEdit

werren

  1. (transitive) to tangle, to bring into disarray
  2. (transitive) to confuse
  3. (transitive) to destroy
  4. (transitive) to hinder
  5. (intransitive) to damage, to harm [+dative]
  6. (intransitive) to cause worry or pain
  7. (intransitive) to quarrel, to dispute

InflectionEdit

Strong class 3
Infinitive werren
3rd sg. past war
3rd pl. past worren
Past participle geworren
Infinitive werren
In genitive werrens
In dative werrene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular werre war
2nd singular wers, werres wors, worres
3rd singular wert, werret war
1st plural werren worren
2nd plural wert, werret wort, worret
3rd plural werren worren
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular werre worre
2nd singular wers, werres worres
3rd singular werre worre
1st plural werren worren
2nd plural wert, werret worret
3rd plural werren worren
Imperative Present
Singular wer, werre
Plural wert, werret
Present Past
Participle werrende geworren

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DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • werren”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • werren (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French guerrier, guerrer, from Frankish *werran, from Proto-Germanic *werraną, *werzaną; equivalent to werre +‎ -en; influenced and reinforced by that noun.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɛrən/, /ˈwɛːrən/

VerbEdit

werren

  1. To attack, fight or war (against something or someone); to be involved in or engage in armed conflict.
  2. To inflict destruction or devastation by way of conflict or battle; to bring to ruin.
  3. (rare) To attack outside armed conflict; to fight one-on-one or in a disorganised manner.
  4. To attack a religion (or its people) or a value; to enter into religious or moral conflict.
  5. To denigrate, show enmity towards, punish, or afflict a religion or its followers.
  6. (rare) To have one's knowledge on a topic turn clouded or unclear.

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