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-re

French

Pronunciation

Suffix

-re

  1. One of the three main verb endings, along with -er and -ir.

Usage notes

  • Technically, -re is not a suffix or even a verb ending proper, as it is always part of a wider pattern in -dre, -ttre, -ire etc., and is only used as such for its practical aspect, as it groups verbs of very different conjugations, and several verbs of the third group do not end in -re.

Hungarian

Pronunciation

Suffix

-re

  1. (case suffix) onto, on. Used to form the sublative case.
    sz?nyeg ("carpet") -> tedd a sz?nyegre - put it on the carpet
    perc ("minute, moment") -> egy percre - for a moment
    kedd ("Tuesday") -> keddre - by Tuesday

Usage notes

  • (case suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -ra is added to back vowel words. Final -a changes to -á-.
    pad ("bench") -> Leültem egy padra. - I sat down on a bench.
    alma ("apple") -> Allergiás vagyok az almára. - I am allergic to apples.
    -re is added to front vowel words. Final -e changes to -é-.
    szék ("chair") -> Leültem egy székre. - I sat down on a chair.
    béke ("peace") -> Mindenki békére vágyik. - Everyone longs for peace.

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Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *-?rijaz, from Latin -?rius.

Pronunciation

Suffix

-re

  1. (Late West Saxon) masculine agent suffix, originally applied only to nouns
    fugol ("fowl, bird") + ‎-re -> ‎fuglre ("fowler")

Declension

Derived terms


Descendants

  • English: -er

Romanian

Etymology

From the Latin infinitive endings (-are, -ere, -ire). Used in Romanian with a verb to form the "long infinitive", which is a verbal noun. See also the short infinitive forms of Romanian verbs, -a, -ea, -e, and -i.

Pronunciation

Suffix

-re f (plural -ri)

  1. Attached to the ends of verb infinitives to form nouns, meaning the action or result of; -ing, -ation
    traducere - translating, translation (the action or result of translation)
    conjugare - conjugating, conjugation (the action or result of conjugation)
    vorbire - speech, speaking (the action or result of speech)
    avere - wealth, riches (the result of having)

Usage notes

Most verb infinitives simply add -re, but second conjugation verbs (those ending in -ea) drop the a before adding the suffix.

Type 1
cânta becomes cântare
lucra becomes lucrare

Type 2

pl?cea becomes pl?cere
vedea becomes vedere
Type 3
cere becomes cerere
na?te becomes na?tere
Type 4
vorbi becomes vorbire
iubi becomes iubire

Declension


Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse -ri, from Proto-Germanic *-izô.

Suffix

-re

  1. Forms the comparative degree of a few adjectives, most of which change their stem vowel (umlaut) when this happens.
    lång (long), längre (longer)
    ung (young), yngre (younger)

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