bersten

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant form of barsten.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bersten (past singular berstte, past participle gebersten)

  1. Obsolete form of barsten.

Conjugation[edit]

Inflection of bersten (weak with strong past participle)
infinitive bersten
past singular berstte
past participle gebersten
infinitive bersten
gerund bersten n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular berst berstte
2nd person sing. (jij) berst berstte
2nd person sing. (u) berst berstte
2nd person sing. (gij) berst berstte
3rd person singular berst berstte
plural bersten berstten
subjunctive sing.1 berste berstte
subjunctive plur.1 bersten berstten
imperative sing. berst
imperative plur.1 berst
participles berstend gebersten
1) Archaic.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle High German bresten, from Old High German brestan, from Proto-Germanic *brestaną. The modern form is from Middle Low German with metathesis of -r- from Old Saxon brestan (compare Bernstein, Born). Cognate with Dutch barsten, English burst, Old Norse bresta (whence Danish and Norwegian Bokmål briste).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛʁstən/, [ˈbɛʁstən], [ˈbɛɐ̯-], [-stn̩]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

bersten (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present birst, past tense barst, past participle geborsten, past subjunctive bärste, auxiliary sein)

  1. (intransitive, chiefly literary) to burst

Usage notes[edit]

  • The more general word is platzen.
  • Bersten has a somewhat irregular 2nd person singular du birst, to avoid the regular but unpronounceable *birstst.

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *brestan, from Proto-Germanic *brestaną.

Verb[edit]

bersten

  1. to burst, to break apart
  2. to come forth, to arise

Inflection[edit]

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