vermogen etymology

Dutch word vermogen comes from Dutch mogen, Dutch ver-

Detailed word origin of vermogen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mogen Dutch (nld) (auxiliary) may, can, be allowed to.. (intransitive) to be allowed, to be permitted; may. (transitive) to be allowed to have/take, to may have (used as a polite way to request something). (transitive) to like (of food or of a person).
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).
vermogen Dutch (nld) (rare; formal) to be able to do, to be able to achieve (economics) Total of material possessions.. (physics) Power.. Ability, power, capacity.. Fortune, large sum of money.

Words with the same origin as vermogen

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