bliven

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch blīvan, from Proto-Germanic *bilībaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bliven

  1. to become
  2. to stay, to remain
  3. to die, to perish
  4. to give birth

Conjugation[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

past participle of bli.

Adjective[edit]

bliven

  1. having become
    de nyligen blivna föräldrarna bjöds på tårta
    the recently become parents were treated to cake

Declension[edit]

Inflections of
bliven
Indefinite
singular
Common bliven
Neuter blivet
Definite
singular
Masc. blivne
All blivna
Plural blivna

Verb[edit]

bliven

  1. Obsolete plural form of blir, present tense of bli. 2nd person only.
  2. Obsolete plural form of bli, imperative of bli. 2nd person only.
    Flyn, rädden edra liv, och bliven som torra buskar i öknen.
    Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the wilderness. (Jeremiah 48:6)