ringen

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Dutch[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ringen

  1. Plural form of ring

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German ringan, from Proto-Germanic *wringaną. Cognate with wringen (from Low German), English wring, and Dutch wringen.

Verb[edit]

ringen (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present ringt, past tense rang, past participle gerungen, past subjunctive ränge, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to wrestle
  2. (intransitive) to struggle
    • 1918, Elisabeth von Heyking, Aus dem Lande der Ostseeritter, in Zwei Erzählungen, Phillipp Reclam jun., page 100:
      Es war als rängen beständig zwei Mächte um sie, als würde sie wehrlos von ihnen hin und her gerissen.
      It was as if two powers struggled over her continuously, as if she was torn to and fro by them defenselessly.
  3. (transitive) to wring (for example “hands”; but not “clothes”, for that see wringen)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

ringen m

  1. singular definite of ring

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ringen

  1. definite singular of ring