• Dutch
  • Frisian
  • Afrikaans
Show full table of contents
er-
quickinfo

er-/ər/ is a very marginal prefix that occurs in only three verbs, probably all three loans from German: ervarento experience, erkennento recognize and erbarmento take mercy on. There is no systematic meaning correlation between the stem and the prefixed verb, although historically the prefix seems to have had an inchoative meaning.

References:
    cite
    print