dingen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch dingen (to convene, to plead), from Old Dutch *thingon, from Proto-Germanic *þingōną, from Proto-Germanic *þingą (assembly, matter). Compare also Old English þingian.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dingen (past singular dong, past participle gedongen)

  1. to solicit

Conjugation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

dingen

  1. Plural form of ding

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German dingen, from Old High German dingōn, from Proto-Germanic *þingōną. Originally a weak verb, which developed secondary strong forms; a process that seems to have begun in the Middle Low German cognate. Compare Dutch dingen (strong).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪŋən/, [ˈdɪŋən], [ˈdɪŋŋ̩]

Verb[edit]

dingen (strong, third-person singular simple present dingt, past tense dingte or rarely dang, past participle gedungen, auxiliary haben)

  1. (literary) to hire for a crime
  2. (archaic) to hire (in general)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The commonest form is the past participle gedungen, chiefly as an adjective. For example: ein gedungener Mörder (“a hired murderer”).

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