driven

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

driven

  1. past participle of drive

Adjective[edit]

driven (comparative more driven, superlative most driven)

  1. Obsessed; passionately motivated to achieve goals.
  2. (of snow) Formed into snowdrifts by wind.

Hyponyms[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch drīvan, from Proto-Germanic *drībaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

driven

  1. to drive, to push (forward)
  2. to drive (to do something)
  3. to do, to perform
  4. to float

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 1
Indicative Present Past
1st singular drive drêef
2nd singular drijfs, drives drēefs, drēves
3rd singular drijft, drivet drêef
1st plural driven drēven
2nd plural drijft, drivet drēeft, drēvet
3rd plural driven drēven
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular drive drēve
2nd singular drijfs, drives drēves
3rd singular drive drēve
1st plural driven drēven
2nd plural drijft, drivet drēvet
3rd plural driven drēven
Imperative Present
Singular drijf, drive
Plural drijft, drivet
Present Past
Participle drivende gedrēven

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • driven”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • driven”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

past participle of driva.

Adjective[edit]

driven

  1. driven, operated

Declension[edit]

Inflection of driven
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular driven
Neuter singular drivet
Plural drivna
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 drivne
All drivna
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.