negen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch negen, neghen, from Old Dutch nigun, from Proto-Germanic *newun, from earlier *newunt, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥, with -t added through influence of "ten". Compare West Frisian njoggen, German neun, English nine, Danish ni.

Numeral[edit]

Dutch cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : negen
    Ordinal : negende

negen (invariable)

  1. (cardinal) nine

Noun[edit]

negen ? (plural negens, diminutive negentje n)

  1. A nine, an instance or representation of the digit nine
    Die negens lijken wel achten
    Those nines look like eights
  2. A nine, an instance or use (e.g. score or amount) of the number nine
    Een negen volstaat om deze robber te winnen
    A nine suffices to win this hand

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

negen

  1. first-person singular present indicative of negenen
  2. imperative of negenen

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

negen

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of nijgen

Dutch Low Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately cognate to German neun, English nine.

Numeral[edit]

negen

  1. nine (9)

German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately cognate to German neun, English nine.

Numeral[edit]

negen

  1. nine (9)

Middle Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch nigun, from Proto-Germanic *newun, from earlier *newunt, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥, with -t added through influence of "ten".

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

nēgen

  1. nine

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