verloven etymology

Dutch word verloven comes from Dutch loven ((transitive) to praise.), Dutch ver-

Detailed word origin of verloven

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
loven Dutch (nld) (transitive) to praise.
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).
verloven Dutch (nld) (archaic, transitive) to commit to an obligation. (reflexive, zich verloven) to undertake an engagement, get engaged. (transitive) to conclude an engagement.

Words with the same origin as verloven

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