besterven

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch besterven. Equivalent to be- +‎ sterven.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈstɛrvə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: be‧ster‧ven
  • Rhymes: -ɛrvən

Verb[edit]

besterven

  1. (intransitive) to start to decompose after death
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) to disappear as if dying

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of besterven (strong class 3+7, prefixed)
infinitive besterven
past singular bestierf
past participle bestorven
infinitive besterven
gerund besterven n
present tense past tense
1st person singular besterf bestierf
2nd person sing. (jij) besterft bestierf
2nd person sing. (u) besterft bestierf
2nd person sing. (gij) besterft bestierft
3rd person singular besterft bestierf
plural besterven bestierven
subjunctive sing.1 besterve bestierve
subjunctive plur.1 besterven bestierven
imperative sing. besterf
imperative plur.1 besterft
participles bestervend bestorven
1) Archaic.

Derived terms[edit]