dingen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch dingen (to convene, to plead), from Old Dutch *thingon, from Proto-Germanic *þingōną, from Proto-Germanic *þingą (assembly, matter). Compare also Old English þingian.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dingen (past singular dong, past participle gedongen)

  1. to solicit

Conjugation[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]

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]