dalen

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

dalen c

  1. singular definite of dal

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch dālen, from Old Dutch *dalon. Equivalent to dal (valley) +‎ -en. Derived in Old Dutch times, and apparently only shared with Low Saxon. The regular Germanic word is vallen, which has now acquired a more specific sense of "stumble" or "drop uncontrolledly".

Verb[edit]

dalen

  1. (intransitive) to descend
  2. (intransitive) to decrease, drop
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of dalen (weak)
infinitive dalen
past singular daalde
past participle gedaald
infinitive dalen
gerund dalen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular daal daalde
2nd person sing. (jij) daalt daalde
2nd person sing. (u) daalt daalde
2nd person sing. (gij) daalt daalde
3rd person singular daalt daalde
plural dalen daalden
subjunctive sing.1 dale daalde
subjunctive plur.1 dalen daalden
imperative sing. daal
imperative plur.1 daalt
participles dalend gedaald
1) Archaic.
Antonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See etymology on the main entry.

Noun[edit]

dalen

  1. plural of dal

Anagrams[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *dalon. Equivalent to dal +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

dālen

  1. to go down, to descend
  2. to lessen, to become less

Inflection[edit]

Weak
Infinitive dālen
3rd sg. past
3rd pl. past
Past participle
Infinitive dālen
In genitive dālens
In dative dālene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular dāle
2nd singular dāels, dāles
3rd singular dāelt, dālet
1st plural dālen
2nd plural dāelt, dālet
3rd plural dālen
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular dāle
2nd singular dāels, dāles
3rd singular dāle
1st plural dālen
2nd plural dāelt, dālet
3rd plural dālen
Imperative Present
Singular dāel, dāle
Plural dāelt, dālet
Present Past
Participle dālende

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • dalen (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • dalen”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

dalen m

  1. definite singular of dal

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

dalen m

  1. definite singular of dal

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

dalen

  1. definite singular of dal

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

dalen f (plural dalennau or dalenni)

  1. singulative of dail (leaves; sheets)

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
dalen ddalen nalen unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

dalen

  1. Soft mutation of talen.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
talen dalen nhalen thalen
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.