houden

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From Middle Dutch halden, houden, from Old Dutch haldan, from Proto-Germanic *haldaną. Cognate with Low German holden, holen, West Frisian hâlde, English hold, German halten, Danish holde, Swedish hålla.

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houden (past singular hield, past participle gehouden)

  1. to keep
    Hou je handen thuis!
    Keep your hands off!
  2. to hold
    een gesprek houden
    to hold a conversation
  3. (~ van) to love, to like
    Ik hou van ijs.
    I like ice cream.

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From Old Dutch *holdan, *haldan, from Proto-Germanic *haldaną.

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houden

  1. to hold
  2. to keep

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