heten

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See also: Heten, héten, and hetén

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch hētan, originally from the passive voice of Proto-Germanic *haitaną.

Verb[edit]

heten (past singular heette, past participle geheten)

  1. (copulative) To be named; to have as name, to be called.
    Deze kat heet Felix.
    This cat is called Felix.
Conjugation[edit]
Inflection of heten (weak with strong past participle)
infinitive heten
past singular heette
past participle geheten
infinitive heten
gerund heten n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular heet heette
2nd person sing. (jij) heet heette
2nd person sing. (u) heet heette
2nd person sing. (gij) heet heette
3rd person singular heet heette
plural heten heetten
subjunctive sing.1 hete heette
subjunctive plur.1 heten heetten
imperative sing. heet
imperative plur.1 heet
participles hetend geheten
1) Archaic.
Usage notes[edit]

In a lot of dialects and colloquially the verb noemen (call, give a name) is used instead of heten. This is generally considered incorrect[1] and is not usually tolerated in written Dutch.

Etymology 2[edit]

From heet.

Verb[edit]

heten (past singular heette, past participle geheet)

  1. (transitive) To heat, make warmer
  2. (intransitive) To heat up, become warmer
  3. (figuratively, transitive) To stir, arouse emotions etc.
Conjugation[edit]
  • See above.
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taaladvies.net on noemen/heten

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

heten m

  1. definite singular of hete

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

heten m

  1. definite singular of hete