finden

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Dutch Low Saxon[edit]

Verb[edit]

finden

  1. to find

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vinden, from Old High German findan, from Proto-Germanic *finþaną, from Proto-Indo-European *pent- (to go, pass; path, bridge). Cognate with Low German finden, Dutch vinden, English find, Danish finde.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɪndn̩], [ˈfɪndən]
  • Rhymes: -ɪndn̩
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Verb[edit]

finden (class 3 strong, third-person singular present findet, past tense fand, past participle gefunden, past subjunctive fände, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to find; to discover
    Ich habe deine Schlüssel gefunden.
    I found your keys.
  2. (copulative, with a predicate adjective or predicate nominative) to think that (something) is (a certain way); to consider (something) to be (a certain way); to find
    Findest du mich interessant?
    Do you find me interesting?
  3. (intransitive) to find one’s way

Conjugation[edit]

  • 1st ps. sg. indicative present active also: find', find

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • finden” in Duden online
  • finden” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English findan, from Proto-Germanic *finþaną (with levelled Verner's Law alternations).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfiːndən/, /ˈfindən/

Verb[edit]

finden (third-person singular simple present findeth, present participle findynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative fand, past participle founden)

  1. (transitive) to find; to discover

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: find
  • Scots: find, fynd