flechten

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German flehtan, from Proto-Germanic *flehtaną.

Verb[edit]

flechten (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present flicht, past tense flocht, past participle geflochten, past subjunctive flöchte, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to plait; to braid; to weave

Usage notes[edit]

In the standard language, the 2nd and 3rd person singular forms must be du flichtst and er flicht. In colloquial usage, however, the forms du flechtest and er flechtet are usually preferred. Compare the same alternation in the verb fechten.

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German flehtan, from Proto-Germanic *flehtaną. Cognate with German flechten, Dutch vlechten, Icelandic flétta, Danish flette.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

flechten (past participle geflecht, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. to plait, to braid

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