gleiten

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German glīten, from Old High German glītan, from Proto-Germanic *glīdaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰleydʰ-. Compare Low German glieden, Dutch glijden, English glide.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡlaɪ̯tən/, [ˈɡlaɪ̯tn̩]

Verb[edit]

gleiten (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present gleitet, past tense glitt, past participle geglitten, auxiliary sein)

  1. (intransitive) to glide; to float; to move effortlessly
  2. (intransitive) to slide; to slip; to transition smoothly

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