dregen

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Low German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German dregen, from Old Saxon driogan, from Proto-Germanic *dreuganą.

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dregen (third-person singular simple present drüggt, past tense droog, past participle dragen, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. (transitive) to deceive
  2. (intransitive) to be deceptive
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German dragen, draghen, from Old Saxon dragan, from Proto-Germanic *draganą (draw, pull, carry), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreǵ- (pull, draw, drag). Compare Dutch dragen, German tragen, English draw, Danish drage.

Verb[edit]

dregen (third-person singular simple present driggt, past tense droog, past participle dragen, auxiliary verb wesen or hebben)

  1. (transitive) to carry, to take
    • Un wat ook kamen mag,
      weer dat en düüstere Dag,
      weer dat Glück oder Freud,
      wi dreegt dat beid!
      (Huussegen)
      And come what may,
      be it a dark day,
      be it lucky or joyous,
      we take them both! (House blessing)
  2. (transitive) to hold
  3. (transitive or intransitive, fashion) to wear
  4. (transitive, agriculture) to produce, to bear, to yield
  5. (transitive) to support, to maintain
  6. (intransitive, agriculture) to crop
  7. (reflexive, finance) to pay for itself
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