betamen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch betamen (also ghetamen), a derivative of Middle Dutch tamen ‎(to behove, befit), of uncertain origin, yet apparently cognate with Dutch tamelijk ‎(faily, pretty, rather), German ziemlich ‎(quite, rather, fairly), Old Frisian untemelik ‎(unseemly, inappropriate). See beteem.

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betamen ‎(past singular betaamde, past participle betaamd)

  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

Conjugation[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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