betamen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch betamen, from tamen (to behove, befit), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *tamōną, though exact cognates are lacking. Other Germanic languages have cognates with -e- or -i-: Old High German zeman (German ziemen), Old Saxon teman, Old Frisian timia, Old English temian (English beteem). However, the -a- is also found in tamelijk.

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betamen

  1. (intransitive) to behoove, be appropriate, fitting or necessary, to suit
  2. (intransitive) to please, be welcome (to ...), befit
  3. (intransitive) to belong to, be due to

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of betamen (weak, prefixed)
infinitive betamen
past singular betaamde
past participle betaamd
infinitive betamen
gerund betamen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular betaam betaamde
2nd person sing. (jij) betaamt betaamde
2nd person sing. (u) betaamt betaamde
2nd person sing. (gij) betaamt betaamde
3rd person singular betaamt betaamde
plural betamen betaamden
subjunctive sing.1 betame betaamde
subjunctive plur.1 betamen betaamden
imperative sing. betaam
imperative plur.1 betaamt
participles betamend betaamd
1) Archaic.

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