handhaven

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German hanthaben, itself a calque from French maintenir. Likely based also on Middle Dutch handhave ‎(handle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

handhaven ‎(past singular handhaafde, past participle gehandhaafd)

  1. to maintain
  2. to persevere

Conjugation[edit]

Inflection of handhaven (weak)
infinitive handhaven
past singular handhaafde
past participle gehandhaafd
infinitive handhaven
gerund handhaven n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular handhaaf handhaafde
2nd person sing. (jij) handhaaft handhaafde
2nd person sing. (u) handhaaft handhaafde
2nd person sing. (gij) handhaaft handhaafde
3rd person singular handhaaft handhaafde
plural handhaven handhaafden
subjunctive sing.1 handhave handhaafde
subjunctive plur.1 handhaven handhaafden
imperative sing. handhaaf
imperative plur.1 handhaaft
participles handhavend gehandhaafd
1) Archaic.