dichten

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(1): Middle Dutch dichten, from Latin dictare.
(2): From dicht.

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Noun[edit]

dichten

  1. Plural form of dicht

Verb[edit]

dichten (past singular dichtte, past participle gedicht)

  1. to compose a poem
  2. to stop up, to close

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪçtən/, [ˈdɪçtən], [ˈdɪçtn̩]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German tihten, from Old High German tihtōn, dihtōn. Probably an early borrowing from Latin dictare, although it has been suggested that a Germanic verb, possibly akin to Middle High German tīchen (to create, to put into practice), was merged with the Latin one. The consonantism (d-/t-) was very unstable in early modern German; the voiced onset, which is in line with Middle Low German dichten, has prevailed. Cognate with Dutch dichten.

Verb[edit]

dichten (third-person singular simple present dichtet, past tense dichtete, past participle gedichtet, auxiliary haben)

  1. to compose (a text, almost always poetry)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the adjective dicht.

Verb[edit]

dichten (third-person singular simple present dichtet, past tense dichtete, past participle gedichtet, auxiliary haben)

  1. to caulk
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Etymology 3[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dichten

  1. inflected form of dicht

Luxembourgish[edit]

Verb[edit]

dichten (past participle gedicht, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. to compose poetry

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