wezen

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See zijn. The infinitive wezen (from Proto-Germanic *wesaną) is the original infinitive of the verb but has fallen into relative disuse.

Noun[edit]

wezen n (plural wezens, diminutive wezentje n)

  1. A being, creature
  2. (used absolutely, with definite article: het wezen) The essence of something

Verb[edit]

wezen (past singular was, past participle geweest)

  1. (only as the infinitive) Alternative form of zijn.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

wezen

  1. Plural form of wees

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

wezen

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of wijzen