decken

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German decchen, from Proto-Germanic *þakjaną. Compare Dutch dekken, English thatch, Danish tække.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛkən/, [-kən], [-kŋ̩]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

decken (third-person singular simple present deckt, past tense deckte, past participle gedeckt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to cover (a roof, a loss, with a blanket, etc.)
  2. (figuratively) to cover
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 25/2010, page 129:
    • Zudem schrumpfen in Deutschland die Jahrgänge. Das Angebot an Arbeitnehmern, auch im Top-Bereich, wird bald nicht mehr reichen, um den Bedarf zu decken.
      In addition the age groups are shrinking in Germany. The supply of workers, also in the top region, will soon be no longer sufficient to cover the demand.
  3. to lay (as in laying the table)
  4. (soccer) to mark
  5. (reflexive) to be congruent, to coincide

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German decken, from Old High German thecken, from Proto-Germanic *þakjaną. Cognate with German decken, Dutch dekken, English thatch, Icelandic þekja.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

decken (third-person singular present deckt, past participle gedeckt, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. (transitive) to cover

Conjugation[edit]

Regular
infinitive decken
participle gedeckt
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
imperative
1st singular decken
2nd singular decks deck
3rd singular deckt
1st plural decken
2nd plural deckt deckt
3rd plural decken
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch thekken, from Proto-Germanic *þakjaną.

Verb[edit]

decken

  1. to roof, to build/repair a roof
  2. to cover
  3. to protect by covering
  4. to erase, to make invisible
  5. to hide
  6. to keep secret

Inflection[edit]

Weak
Infinitive decken
3rd sg. past
3rd pl. past
Past participle
Infinitive decken
In genitive deckens
In dative deckene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular decke
2nd singular decs, deckes
3rd singular dect, decket
1st plural decken
2nd plural dect, decket
3rd plural decken
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular decke
2nd singular decs, deckes
3rd singular decke
1st plural decken
2nd plural dect, decket
3rd plural decken
Imperative Present
Singular dec, decke
Plural dect, decket
Present Past
Participle deckende

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Further reading[edit]

  • decken (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • decken”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929