gripen

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch grīpan, from Proto-Germanic *grīpaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gripen

  1. to grab
  2. to attack, to overwhelm
  3. to understand

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 1
Indicative Present Past
1st singular gripe grêep
2nd singular grijps, gripes grēeps, grēpes
3rd singular grijpt, gripet grêep
1st plural gripen grēpen
2nd plural grijpt, gripet grēept, grēpet
3rd plural gripen grēpen
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular gripe grēpe
2nd singular grijps, gripes grēpes
3rd singular gripe grēpe
1st plural gripen grēpen
2nd plural grijpt, gripet grēpet
3rd plural gripen grēpen
Imperative Present
Singular grijp, gripe
Plural grijpt, gripet
Present Past
Participle gripende gegrēpen

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • gripen”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • gripen”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

gripen

  1. masculine and feminine past participle of gripa and gripe

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gripen

  1. definite singular of grip

Verb[edit]

gripen

  1. past participle of gripa.