auserkiesen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From erkiesen, from Middle High German erkiesen, from Old High German arkiosan. Compare English choose, Dutch kiezen.

Verb[edit]

auserkiesen (class 2 strong, third-person singular simple present auserkiest, past tense auserkor, past participle auserkoren, past subjunctive auserköre, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To choose

Usage notes[edit]

Auserkiesen (along with its synonym erkiesen) is the only example of a defective verb in modern standard German: Its past participle and preterite forms are still in limited use, while the infinitive and present forms are wholly obselete, and not known to nor understood by most native speakers.

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