bliken

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bliknen, from Middle English bliken (to bille) or from Old Norse blikna. More at blike, blick.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bliken (third-person singular simple present blikens, present participle blikening, simple past and past participle blikened)

  1. (intransitive) to become pale; shine.

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *blīkan, from Proto-Germanic *blīkaną, *blīkijaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bliken

  1. to shine, to glitter
  2. to appear (come into sight)
  3. to appear (have a certain appearance)
  4. to show, to demonstrate
  5. to be evident

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 1
Indicative Present Past
1st singular blike blêc
2nd singular blijcs, blikes blēecs, blēkes
3rd singular blijct, bliket blêc
1st plural bliken blēken
2nd plural blijct, bliket blēect, blēket
3rd plural bliken blēken
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular blike blēke
2nd singular blijcs, blikes blēkes
3rd singular blike blēke
1st plural bliken blēken
2nd plural blijct, bliket blēket
3rd plural bliken blēken
Imperative Present
Singular blijc, blike
Plural blijct, bliket
Present Past
Participle blikende geblēken

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • bliken”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • bliken”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929