heten

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See also: Heten and héten

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

heten

  1. (copulative) To be named; to have as name, to be called.
    Deze kat heet Felix.
    This cat is called Felix.
  2. (transitive, dated) To name, to call (to provide with a name, to define a name as).
    • 1900, Frederik van Eeden, Van de koele meren des Doods, W. Versluys (publ., 1st ed.), page 7.
      Haar naam heet ik Hedwig Marga de Fontayne.
      I call her name Hedwig Marga de Fontayne.
    Synonyms: noemen
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.

Inflection[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.

Etymology 2[edit]

From heet.

Verb[edit]

heten

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

References[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hét +‎ -en

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈhɛtɛn]
  • Hyphenation: he‧ten

Adverb[edit]

heten (not comparable)

  1. the seven of us/you/them

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch hētan, from Proto-Germanic *haitaną.

Verb[edit]

hêten

  1. to proclaim, to declare
  2. to call (use the voice)
  3. to call, to name
  4. to be called, to have as name
  5. to command, to order

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 7
Indicative Present Past
1st singular hête hiet
2nd singular hêets, hêtes hiets, hietes
3rd singular hêet, hêtet hiet
1st plural hêten hieten
2nd plural hêet, hêtet hiet, hietet
3rd plural hêten hieten
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular hête hiete
2nd singular hêets, hêtes hietes
3rd singular hête hiete
1st plural hêten hieten
2nd plural hêet, hêtet hietet
3rd plural hêten hieten
Imperative Present
Singular hêet, hête
Plural hêet, hêtet
Present Past
Participle hêtende gehêten

Alternative forms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • heten (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • heeten (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

heten m

  1. definite singular of hete

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

heten m

  1. definite singular of hete