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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɪldən/, [ˈbɪldn̩]
    (file)

Verb[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbilden/, [ˈbildən]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) to form, to compose

Conjugation[edit]

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/

Verb[edit]

bilden

  1. To lodge; to stay, to reside.
  2. To make, start, or begin:
    1. To erect, build, create (a structure or building)
      • a. 1382, John Wycliffe, “John 2:20”, in Wycliffe's Bible:
        Therfor the Jewis seiden to hym, In fourti and sixe yeer this temple was bildid, and schalt thou in thre daies reise it?
        Then the Jews said to him: "This temple was built in forty-six years, and you want to rebuild it in three days?"
    2. To establish, begin, create (an organisation)
  3. To solidify, improve or promote welfare and religion.
  4. To furnish; to supply quarters with necessities.
Usage notes[edit]

bilden is rarely found outside Southwestern Middle English before well into the 14th century.

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  • English: build
  • Scots: belde, bield
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English byldan (to embolden).

Verb[edit]

bilden

  1. Alternative form of belden

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Noun[edit]

bilden

  1. definite singular of bild

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