flens

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

flens m (plural flensen, diminutive flensje n)

  1. A smack, blow, especially on the ear
  2. (usually in the diminutive: flensje) A small, flat pancake
    • 2016 April 1, Henja Schneider, "Hartveroverende flensjestaart met spinazie", Trouw.
      Bestrijk een spinazieflensje met een laagje humus. Leg er een flensje op en bestrijk ook dat met humus. Bouw zo verder aan de stapel tot de flensjes op zijn.
  3. (rare) A small (loin)cloth
  4. (slang) (etymology uncertain) milk

Interjection[edit]

flens

  1. An exclamation to express hitting or throwing

Etymology 2[edit]

From English flange.

Noun[edit]

flens m (plural flensen, diminutive flensje n)

  1. A flange, rim or collar on a metal object
  2. The flattened end of a metal bar, to be fixed on a surface
Derived terms[edit]

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

flens

  1. Imperative singular of flensen.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of flensen.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Present active participle of fleō (cry, weep).

Participle[edit]

flēns (genitive flentis); third-declension one-termination participle

  1. weeping, crying
  2. lamenting or grieving for

Declension[edit]

Third-declension participle.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative flēns flentēs flentia
Genitive flentis flentium
Dative flentī flentibus
Accusative flentem flēns flentēs
flentīs
flentia
Ablative flente
flentī1
flentibus
Vocative flēns flentēs flentia

1When used purely as an adjective.


Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

flens

  1. plural of flen