sporen etymology

Dutch word sporen comes from Proto-Indo-European *sperH-, Proto-Indo-European *spere-, and later Proto-Germanic *spurą (Track.)

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Detailed word origin of sporen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sperH- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*spere- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) ankle
*spurą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Track.
*spurjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To ask. To feel, touch. To study; to search; to examine.
*spurien Old Dutch (odt)
spueren Middle Dutch (dum)
sporen Dutch (nld) (transitive) to spur.

Words with the same origin as sporen

Descendants of *sperH-
aansporen aansporing bespeuren buitensporig opsporen opsporing smalspoor speer speurder speuren speurneus speurtocht spoor voetspoor