blinken

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch blinken, from Old Dutch *blinkan, from Proto-Germanic *blinkaną.

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blinken

  1. (intransitive) to shine, to glitter (reflect light)
    Synonyms: glinsteren, schitteren

Inflection[edit]

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]
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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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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *blinkan, from Proto-Germanic *blinkaną.

Verb[edit]

blinken

  1. to shine, to glitter (reflect light)

Inflection[edit]

Weak
Infinitive blinken
3rd sg. past
3rd pl. past
Past participle
Infinitive blinken
In genitive blinkens
In dative blinkene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular blinke
2nd singular blincs, blinkes
3rd singular blinct, blinket
1st plural blinken
2nd plural blinct, blinket
3rd plural blinken
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular blinke
2nd singular blincs, blinkes
3rd singular blinke
1st plural blinken
2nd plural blinct, blinket
3rd plural blinken
Imperative Present
Singular blinc, blinke
Plural blinct, blinket
Present Past
Participle blinkende

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Further reading[edit]

  • blinken”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929