dichten

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch dichten, from Latin dictō.

Verb[edit]

dichten ‎(past singular dichtte, past participle gedicht)

  1. to compose a poem
Conjugation[edit]
Inflection of dichten (weak)
infinitive dichten
past singular dichtte
past participle gedicht
infinitive dichten
gerund dichten n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular dicht dichtte
2nd person sing. (jij) dicht dichtte
2nd person sing. (u) dicht dichtte
2nd person sing. (gij) dicht dichtte
3rd person singular dicht dichtte
plural dichten dichtten
subjunctive sing.1 dichte dichtte
subjunctive plur.1 dichten dichtten
imperative sing. dicht
imperative plur.1 dicht
participles dichtend gedicht
1) Archaic.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From dicht.

Verb[edit]

dichten ‎(past singular dichtte, past participle gedicht)

  1. to stop up, to close
Conjugation[edit]
Inflection of dichten (weak)
infinitive dichten
past singular dichtte
past participle gedicht
infinitive dichten
gerund dichten n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular dicht dichtte
2nd person sing. (jij) dicht dichtte
2nd person sing. (u) dicht dichtte
2nd person sing. (gij) dicht dichtte
3rd person singular dicht dichtte
plural dichten dichtten
subjunctive sing.1 dichte dichtte
subjunctive plur.1 dichten dichtten
imperative sing. dicht
imperative plur.1 dicht
participles dichtend gedicht
1) Archaic.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

dichten

  1. Plural form of dicht

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪçtən/, [ˈdɪçtən], [ˈdɪçtn̩]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German tihten, from Old High German tihtōn, dihtōn. Probably an early borrowing from Latin dictare, although it has been suggested that a Germanic verb, possibly akin to Middle High German tīchen ‎(to create, to put into practice), was merged with the Latin one. The consonantism (d-/t-) was very unstable in early modern German; the voiced onset, which is in line with Middle Low German dichten, has prevailed. Cognate with Dutch dichten.

Verb[edit]

dichten ‎(third-person singular simple present dichtet, past tense dichtete, past participle gedichtet, auxiliary haben)

  1. to compose (a text, almost always poetry)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the adjective dicht.

Verb[edit]

dichten ‎(third-person singular simple present dichtet, past tense dichtete, past participle gedichtet, auxiliary haben)

  1. to caulk
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Etymology 3[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dichten

  1. inflected form of dicht

Luxembourgish[edit]

Verb[edit]

dichten ‎(past participle gedicht, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. to compose poetry

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