geven

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch gēven, from Old Dutch gevan, from Proto-Germanic *gebaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

geven

  1. (transitive) to give
    Ik gaf hem een nieuw boek.
    I gave him a new book.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of geven (strong class 5)
infinitive geven
past singular gaf
past participle gegeven
infinitive geven
gerund geven n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular geef gaf
2nd person sing. (jij) geeft gaf
2nd person sing. (u) geeft gaf
2nd person sing. (gij) geeft gaaft
3rd person singular geeft gaf
plural geven gaven
subjunctive sing.1 geve gave
subjunctive plur.1 geven gaven
imperative sing. geef
imperative plur.1 geeft
participles gevend gegeven
1) Archaic.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: gee

Anagrams[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch gevan, from Proto-Germanic *gebaną.

Verb[edit]

gēven

  1. to give

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 5
Infinitive gēven
3rd sg. past gaf
3rd pl. past gâven
Past participle gegēven
Infinitive gēven
In genitive gēvens
In dative gēvene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular gēve gaf
2nd singular gēefs, gēves gâefs, gâves
3rd singular gēeft, gēvet gaf
1st plural gēven gâven
2nd plural gēeft, gēvet gâeft, gâvet
3rd plural gēven gâven
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular gēve gâve
2nd singular gēefs, gēves gâves
3rd singular gēve gâve
1st plural gēven gâven
2nd plural gēeft, gēvet gâvet
3rd plural gēven gâven
Imperative Present
Singular gef, gēef, gēve
Plural gēeft, gēvet
Present Past
Participle gēvende gegēven

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • gheven (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • geven (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon gevan (to give) from Proto-Germanic *gebaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gēven

  1. to give

Conjugation[edit]