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From Middle Dutch dwalen, from Old Dutch *dwalon, from Proto-Germanic *dwalōną. Cognate with Old Saxon dwalon, Old High German twalon, Old Frisian dwalia.

This verb originally belonged to weak class 2, but merged with the strong verb dwelen in Middle Dutch, from Old Dutch dwelan, from Proto-Germanic *dwelaną. This verb has cognates in Old Saxon dwelan, Old High German twelan, Old English dwelan.



dwalen (past singular dwaalde, past participle gedwaald)

  1. to stray, wander


Inflection of dwalen (weak)
infinitive dwalen
past singular dwaalde
past participle gedwaald
infinitive dwalen
gerund dwalen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular dwaal dwaalde
2nd person sing. (jij) dwaalt dwaalde
2nd person sing. (u) dwaalt dwaalde
2nd person sing. (gij) dwaalt dwaalde
3rd person singular dwaalt dwaalde
plural dwalen dwaalden
subjunctive sing.1 dwale dwaalde
subjunctive plur.1 dwalen dwaalden
imperative sing. dwaal
imperative plur.1 dwaalt
participles dwalend gedwaald
1) Archaic.

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