singen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German singen, from Old High German singan, from Proto-Germanic *singwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sengʷh-. Compare Low German singen, Dutch zingen, English sing, Danish synge.

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singen (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present singt, past tense sang, past participle gesungen, past subjunctive sänge, auxiliary haben)

  1. to sing
    • 1931, Arthur Schnitzler, Flucht in die Finsternis, S. Fischer Verlag, page 38:
      Er ging rasch und sicher, trällerte vor sich hin, endlich begann er sogar zu singen mit einer schönen dunklen Stimme, die ihm selber fremd vorkam.
      He walked fast and firmly, trilled to himself, finally he even started to sing in a beautiful dark voice, which seemed unfamiliar to himself.

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon singan, from Proto-Germanic *singwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sengʷh-. Compare Dutch zingen, German singen, English sing, West Frisian sjonge, Danish synge.

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singen (past singular sung, past participle sungen, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. (Low Saxon) to sing

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English singan (to sing), from Proto-Germanic *singwaną.

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singen

  1. to sing

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Middle High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German singan, from Proto-Germanic *singwaną.

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singen

  1. to sing

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