Dictionary adverb *deru-, *dreu- dauern andauernd


all the time, incessantly
(in a sense of something happening over and over in short sequence and usually used in context of someone being annoyed. No difference to "dauernd" in this sense)
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(sounds quite formal, for negotiations for instance)
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Word of the Day - "dauern"

A fun look at the meaning of "dauern" and how to use it as a translation for "to take time" . Also: some cardio. Condolences :).


dauern, die Dauer, dauernd, andauern, die Ausdauer, während, bedauern,...

Word Family

The core idea of this root was

firm, hard, strong

It has evolved into quite an impressive language tree where the two main branches in English are about lasting over time (during, duration, durable, endurance) and being steadfast, honest (trust, truth, true)

Here’s a little (incomplete) overview:

  • tree
  • dendro- (Greek stem for tree)
  • Druid (literally “tree-wit, tree, knower”)
  • dryad (“wood nymph”)
  • duration, during, endurance, durable
  • trust
  • truth, true
  • duress (originally:” hardness”, then “toughness”)
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