bliven

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch blīvan, from Proto-Germanic *bilībaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bliven

  1. to become
  2. to stay, to remain
  3. to die, to perish
  4. to give birth

Conjugation[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

past participle of bli.

Adjective[edit]

bliven

  1. having become
    de nyligen blivna föräldrarna bjöds på tårta
    the recently become parents were treated to cake

Declension[edit]

Inflection of bliven
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular bliven
Neuter singular blivet
Plural blivna
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 blivne
All blivna
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

Verb[edit]

bliven

  1. Obsolete plural form of blir, present tense of bli. 2nd person only.
  2. Obsolete plural form of bli, imperative of bli. 2nd person only.
    Flyn, rädden edra liv, och bliven som torra buskar i öknen.
    Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the wilderness. (Jeremiah 48:6)