vergissen etymology

Dutch word vergissen comes from Dutch ver-, Dutch gissen (To make a guess, estimate, have a go. To presume, reckon.)

Detailed word origin of vergissen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ver- Dutch (nld) A prefix found as part of surnames, found mainly in the southern Netherlands and in Belgium. To do or to become what the stem (following this prefix) refers to. To move or change in the manner specified by the stem. Used to indicate that the action (referred to by the stem) has a negative connotation (for the direct object of the stem).
gissen Dutch (nld) To make a guess, estimate, have a go. To presume, reckon.
vergissen Dutch (nld) (reflexive) To make a mistake.

Words with the same origin as vergissen

Descendants of ver-
veranderen verandering verband verbergen verdacht verhalen verhuizen verjaardag verklaren verklaring verkoop verlaten verliefd verloofde vermoorden veroorzaken verpesten verplaatsen verraden verslag verstoppen vertrekken vertrouwen verwachten verwijderen
Descendants of gissen
giswerk