folden

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English folden, yfolden, From Old English fealden, ġefealden, from Proto-Germanic *faldanaz, past participle of *falþaną (to fold), equivalent to fold +‎ -en. Cognate with Dutch gevouwen, German gefalten.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

folden

  1. (obsolete) past participle of fold

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

folden c

  1. definite singular of fold

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English fealdan, from Proto-West Germanic *falþan, from Proto-Germanic *falþaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔːldən/
  • (Northern ME) IPA(key): /ˈfaldən/
  • (Southern ME) IPA(key): /ˈvɔːldən/

Verb[edit]

folden (third-person singular simple present foldeth, present participle foldynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative feld, past participle folden)

  1. To bend; to flex:
    1. To fold; to bend over.
    2. To be bent; to curve.
    3. To twist; to braid.
  2. To hug; to cuddle.
  3. To wrap or cover; to coat.
  4. To buckle; to collapse.
  5. To defeat; to bring down.
  6. (of a book, etc.) To snap shut.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Weak forms of this verb are not found before the end of the 14th century.

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: fold
  • Scots: fald, fauld

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