bleken

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch blêken, from Old Dutch *blēken, from Proto-Germanic *blaikijaną.

Verb[edit]

bleken

  1. (ergative) to bleach
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of bleken (weak)
infinitive bleken
past singular bleekte
past participle gebleekt
infinitive bleken
gerund bleken n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular bleek bleekte
2nd person sing. (jij) bleekt bleekte
2nd person sing. (u) bleekt bleekte
2nd person sing. (gij) bleekt bleekte
3rd person singular bleekt bleekte
plural bleken bleekten
subjunctive sing.1 bleke bleekte
subjunctive plur.1 bleken bleekten
imperative sing. bleek
imperative plur.1 bleekt
participles blekend gebleekt
1) Archaic.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

bleken

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of blijken

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *blēken, from Proto-Germanic *blaikijaną.

Verb[edit]

blêken

  1. to pale, to become/be white
  2. to bleach, to make white

Inflection[edit]

Weak
Infinitive blêken
3rd sg. past
3rd pl. past
Past participle
Infinitive blêken
In genitive blêkens
In dative blêkene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular blêke
2nd singular blêecs, blêkes
3rd singular blêect, blêket
1st plural blêken
2nd plural blêect, blêket
3rd plural blêken
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular blêke
2nd singular blêecs, blêkes
3rd singular blêke
1st plural blêken
2nd plural blêect, blêket
3rd plural blêken
Imperative Present
Singular blêec, blêke
Plural blêect, blêket
Present Past
Participle blêkende

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Further reading[edit]

  • bleken”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • bleken (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929