hossen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German hotzen (to swing, sway, tremble).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

hossen (past singular hoste, past participle gehost)

  1. (intransitive) to dance and bounce about arm in arm

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)

Norwegian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hossen (Nynorsk bracket form)

  1. how
    Hossen kunne det gå til?
    How could it happen?