blinken

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch blinken. Related to blank. Cognate with German blinken

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blinken (past singular blonk, past participle geblonken)

  1. to shine, to glitter (reflect light)

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Inflection of blinken (strong class 3)
infinitive blinken
past singular blonk
past participle geblonken
infinitive blinken
gerund blinken n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular blink blonk
2nd person sing. (jij) blinkt blonk
2nd person sing. (u) blinkt blonk
2nd person sing. (gij) blinkt blonkt
3rd person singular blinkt blonk
plural blinken blonken
subjunctive sing.1 blinke blonke
subjunctive plur.1 blinken blonken
imperative sing. blink
imperative plur.1 blinkt
participles blinkend geblonken
1) Archaic.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German blinken. Cognate with Dutch blinken.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈblɪŋkən/, [ˈblɪŋkən], ˈblɪŋkŋ̩]

Verb[edit]

blinken (third-person singular simple present blinkt, past tense blinkte, past participle geblinkt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to blink (flash on and off)
  2. to indicate (signal that one intends to turn left or right)

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