blaken

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch blaken, from Old Dutch *blakon, from Proto-Germanic *blakōną.

Verb[edit]

blaken

  1. (intransitive) to scorch, blaze
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) to be extremely good, to be full of (something)
    in blakende gezondheid zijn
    to be in perfect health

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of blaken (weak)
infinitive blaken
past singular blaakte
past participle geblaakt
infinitive blaken
gerund blaken n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular blaak blaakte
2nd person sing. (jij) blaakt blaakte
2nd person sing. (u) blaakt blaakte
2nd person sing. (gij) blaakt blaakte
3rd person singular blaakt blaakte
plural blaken blaakten
subjunctive sing.1 blake blaakte
subjunctive plur.1 blaken blaakten
imperative sing. blaak
imperative plur.1 blaakt
participles blakend geblaakt
1) Archaic.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via German Low German from Middle Low German blaken. Cognate with Dutch blaken.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈblaːkən/, [ˈblaːkən], [ˈblaːkŋ̩]

Verb[edit]

blaken (third-person singular simple present blakt, past tense blakte, past participle geblakt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to burn turbulently or with a lot of smoke and smut (like a dying candle)
    eine blakende Kerze

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