dienen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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
  2. to use
    Als quelle dienen
    Use as source.

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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]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

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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