flens

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Germanic, cognate with flansen.

Noun[edit]

flens m (plural flensen, diminutive flensje n)

  1. A smack, blow, especially on the ear
  2. (usually in the diminutive: flensje) A small, flat pancake
  3. (rare) A small (loin)cloth
  4. (slang) (etymology uncertain) milk

Interjection[edit]

flens

  1. An exclamation to express hitting or throwing

Etymology 2[edit]

From English flange

Noun[edit]

flens m (plural flensen, diminutive flensje n)

  1. A flange, rim or collar on a metal object
  2. The flattened end of a metal bar, to be fixed on a surface
Derived terms[edit]

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

flens

  1. Imperative singular of flensen.
  2. (colloquial)First-person singular present of flensen.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present active participle of fleō (cry, weep).

Participle[edit]

flēns m, f, n (genitive flentis); third declension

  1. weeping, crying
  2. lamenting or grieving for

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular like masculine/feminine.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative flēns flēns flentēs flentia
genitive flentis flentis flentium flentium
dative flentī flentī flentibus flentibus
accusative flentem flēns flentēs flentia
ablative flente
flentī 1
flente
flentī 1
flentibus flentibus
vocative flēns flēns flentēs flentia

1 When used purely as an adjective.


Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

flens

  1. plural form of flen