dingen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch dingen (to convene, to plead), from Old Dutch *thingon, from Proto-Germanic *þingōną. The verb was originally weak, but became strong by analogy with other verbs.

Verb[edit]

dingen

  1. (transitive) to solicit
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of dingen (strong class 3)
infinitive dingen
past singular dong
past participle gedongen
infinitive dingen
gerund dingen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular ding dong
2nd person sing. (jij) dingt dong
2nd person sing. (u) dingt dong
2nd person sing. (gij) dingt dongt
3rd person singular dingt dong
plural dingen dongen
subjunctive sing.1 dinge donge
subjunctive plur.1 dingen dongen
imperative sing. ding
imperative plur.1 dingt
participles dingend gedongen
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Noun[edit]

dingen

  1. Plural form of ding

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German dingen, from Old High German dingōn, from Proto-Germanic *þingōną. Originally a weak verb, which developed secondary strong forms; a process that seems to have begun in the Middle Low German cognate. Compare Dutch dingen (strong).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪŋən/, [ˈdɪŋən], [ˈdɪŋŋ̩]

Verb[edit]

dingen (strong, third-person singular simple present dingt, past tense dingte or rarely dang, past participle gedungen, auxiliary haben)

  1. (literary) to hire for a crime
  2. (archaic) to hire (in general)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The commonest form is the past participle gedungen, chiefly as an adjective. For example: ein gedungener Mörder (“a hired murderer”).

Derived terms[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *thingon, from Proto-Germanic *þingōną. Equivalent to dinc +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

dingen

  1. to hold a trial in court
  2. to try, to judge
  3. to plead for
  4. to strive
  5. to speak formally
  6. to chatter, to talk back and forth

Inflection[edit]

Weak
Infinitive dingen
3rd sg. past
3rd pl. past
Past participle
Infinitive dingen
In genitive dingens
In dative dingene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular dinge
2nd singular dincs, dinges
3rd singular dinct, dinget
1st plural dingen
2nd plural dinct, dinget
3rd plural dingen
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular dinge
2nd singular dincs, dinges
3rd singular dinge
1st plural dingen
2nd plural dinct, dinget
3rd plural dingen
Imperative Present
Singular dinc, dinge
Plural dinct, dinget
Present Past
Participle dingende

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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