bilden

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German bilden, from Old High German biladōn or pilidōn, derived from the root of Bild. Cognate with Dutch beelden and Swedish bilda.

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bilden (third-person singular simple present bildet, past tense bildete, past participle gebildet, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to form, to train
  2. (reflexive) to educate oneself

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German bilden, from Old High German bilidōn.

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bilden (third-person singular present bilt, past participle gebilt, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. (transitive) to form, to compose

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Regular
infinitive bilden
participle gebilt
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
imperative
1st singular bilden
2nd singular bilts bilt
3rd singular bilt
1st plural bilden
2nd plural bilt bilt
3rd plural bilden
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English byldan, from Proto-Germanic *buþlijaną.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbiːldən/
  • (SW England) IPA(key): /ˈbyːldən/

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bilden

  1. To lodge; to stay, to reside.
  2. To make, start, or begin:
    1. To erect, build, create (a structure or building)
    2. To establish, begin, create (an organisation)
  3. To solidify, improve or promote welfare and religion.
  4. To furnish; to supply quarters with necessities.
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bilden is rarely found outside Southwestern Middle English before well into the 14th century.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English byldan (to embolden).

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bilden

  1. Alternative form of belden

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bilden

  1. definite singular of bild