dienen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch dienen, from Old Dutch thienon, from Proto-Germanic *þewanōną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dienen

  1. (transitive) to serve
  2. (auxiliary, with te) to ought to, to be to, be expected to
    Melk dient gekoeld bewaard te blijven.
    Milk is to be kept cooled.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of dienen (weak)
infinitive dienen
past singular diende
past participle gediend
infinitive dienen
gerund dienen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular dien diende
2nd person sing. (jij) dient diende
2nd person sing. (u) dient diende
2nd person sing. (gij) dient diende
3rd person singular dient diende
plural dienen dienden
subjunctive sing.1 diene diende
subjunctive plur.1 dienen dienden
imperative sing. dien
imperative plur.1 dient
participles dienend gediend
1) Archaic.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German dionōn, from Proto-Germanic *þeunōną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dienen (third-person singular simple present dient, past tense diente, past participle gedient, auxiliary haben)

  1. to serve [+dative]

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Further reading[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch thienon, from Proto-Germanic *þewanōną.

Verb[edit]

dienen

  1. to serve, to obey
  2. to be in service of
  3. to serve (food)
  4. to help, to take care of
  5. to provide with

Inflection[edit]

Weak
Infinitive dienen
3rd sg. past
3rd pl. past
Past participle
Infinitive dienen
In genitive dienens
In dative dienene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular diene
2nd singular diens, dienes
3rd singular dient, dienet
1st plural dienen
2nd plural dient, dienet
3rd plural dienen
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular diene
2nd singular diens, dienes
3rd singular diene
1st plural dienen
2nd plural dient, dienet
3rd plural dienen
Imperative Present
Singular dien, diene
Plural dient, dienet
Present Past
Participle dienende

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Further reading[edit]

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

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

dienen

  1. definite singular of dien