heten

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch hētan, originally from the passive voice of Proto-Germanic *haitaną.

Verb[edit]

heten (past singular heette, past participle geheten)

  1. (copulative) To be named; to have as name, to be called.
    Deze kat heet Felix.
    This cat is called Felix.
Conjugation[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

In a lot of dialects and colloquially the verb noemen (call, give a name) is used instead of heten. This is generally considered incorrect[1] and is not usually tolerated in written Dutch.

Etymology 2[edit]

From heet.

Verb[edit]

heten (past singular heette, past participle geheet)

  1. (transitive) To heat, make warmer
  2. (intransitive) To heat up, become warmer
  3. (figuratively, transitive) To stir, arouse emotions etc.
Conjugation[edit]
  • See above.
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Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taaladvies.net on noemen/heten

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

heten m

  1. definite singular of hete

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

heten m

  1. definite singular of hete