fallen

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English[edit]

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fallen

  1. past participle of fall

Adjective[edit]

fallen (not comparable)

  1. having dropped by the force of gravity
    fallen raindrops
  2. (literary) killed in battle
    to honor fallen soldiers
  3. having lost one's chastity
    a fallen woman
  4. having collapsed
    a fallen building

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Noun[edit]

fallen (plural fallen)

  1. (plural only) The dead
  2. (plural only) Casualties of battle or war.
  3. (countable, Christianity) One who has fallen, as from grace.
    • 1873, James Strong, Cyclopaedia of Biblical, theological, and ecclesiastical literature, volume 5:
      In the Augustinian period, however, sin was held to be a death-inflicting agent, implying that the fallen was dead, and had to be restored to life.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German fallan, from Proto-Germanic *fallaną, from Proto-Indo-European *pōl-. Akin to Low German fallen, Dutch vallen, English fall, Danish falde, Swedish falla.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfaln̩/, /ˈfalən/
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Verb[edit]

fallen (class 7 strong, third-person singular simple present fällt, past tense fiel, past participle gefallen, past subjunctive fiele, auxiliary sein)

  1. (intransitive) to fall; to drop
    Der Regen fiel wie aus Eimern.
    It rained cats and dogs. (literally: 'The rain fell like out of buckets.')
    Sie fiel zu Boden.
    She fell to the floor.
  2. (intransitive, military) to die; to fall in battle; to die in battle; to be killed in action
    • 1918, Elisabeth von Heyking, Die Orgelpfeifen, in: Zwei Erzählungen, Phillipp Reclam jun. Verlag, page 31:
      Bei einem Patrouillenritt, zu dem er sich freiwillig gemeldet, war der älteste der Enkel gefallen. Ruhte nun fern in Feindesland.
      On a patrolling ride, for which he had volunteered, the oldest of the grandchildren had died. Rested now far away in enemy country.
  3. (intransitive) to fall, to collapse, to be overthrown.
    Das Römische Reich fiel auf Grund der Völkerwanderung.
    The Roman Empire was overthrown by the consequences of the Migration period.
  4. (intransitive) to become lower, to decrease, to decline
    Zur Zeit der Finanzkrise fielen viele Aktienkurse um zahlreiche Prozentpunkte.
    In times of the banking scandal many stock prices decreased about a large percentage.
  5. (reflexive) (with zurück) To be allotted to; to be able to change one's fate.
    Und somit fiel die Entscheidung was zu tun ist auf mich zurück.
    And so it falls to me to make this important decision.

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon fallan, from Proto-Germanic *fallaną.

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fallen (past singular full, past participle fullen, auxiliary verb wesen)

  1. (ergative) to fall, tumble
    de Avend fallt: the evening falls
    in Slaap fallen: to fall asleep
  2. to happen
    dat is op düssen Dag fullen: that happened on that day

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Spanish[edit]

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fallen

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of fallar.
  2. Second-person plural (ustedes) present subjunctive form of fallar.
  3. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present subjunctive form of fallar.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

past participle of falla.

Adjective[edit]

fallen

  1. fallen
    en fallen ängel
    a fallen angel
    fallna äpplen
    fallen apples

Declension[edit]

Inflections of
fallen
Indefinite
singular
Common fallen
Neuter fallet
Definite
singular
Masc. fallne
All fallna
Plural fallna

Noun[edit]

fallen

  1. definite plural of fall