delven

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch delven, from Old Dutch *delvan, from Proto-Germanic *delbaną.

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delven

  1. (transitive) to delve, dig, excavate

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of delven (strong class 3)
infinitive delven
past singular dolf
past participle gedolven
infinitive delven
gerund delven n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular delf dolf
2nd person sing. (jij) delft dolf
2nd person sing. (u) delft dolf
2nd person sing. (gij) delft dolft
3rd person singular delft dolf
plural delven dolven
subjunctive sing.1 delve dolve
subjunctive plur.1 delven dolven
imperative sing. delf
imperative plur.1 delft
participles delvend gedolven
1) Archaic.

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *delvan, from Proto-Germanic *delbaną.

Verb[edit]

delven

  1. to delve, to dig, to excavate (create by digging)
  2. to bury

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 3
Infinitive delven
3rd sg. past dalf
3rd pl. past dolven
Past participle gedolven
Infinitive delven
In genitive delvens
In dative delvene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular delve dalf
2nd singular delfs, delves dolfs, dolves
3rd singular delft, delvet dalf
1st plural delven dolven
2nd plural delft, delvet dolft, dolvet
3rd plural delven dolven
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular delve dolve
2nd singular delfs, delves dolves
3rd singular delve dolve
1st plural delven dolven
2nd plural delft, delvet dolvet
3rd plural delven dolven
Imperative Present
Singular delf, delve
Plural delft, delvet
Present Past
Participle delvende gedolven

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Further reading[edit]

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

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English delfan, from Proto-Germanic *delbaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

delven

  1. To dig or delve; to remove earth:
    1. To retrieve or access via digging.
    2. To furrow; to dig for an agricultural purpose.
    3. To install or integrate; to dig in.
    4. To entomb; to dig a tomb or prepare a burial.
  2. (rare) To penetrate the depths of something.

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