hunkeren

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier hunckeren, honckeren, hanckeren, anckeren, of unknown origin. Perhaps related to anker (literally anchor) in the sense of "clinging or hooking onto", or to Dutch honger (hunger) or hangen (to hang). See also West Flemish hankeren (to crave).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Rhymes: -ʏŋkərən

Verb[edit]

hunkeren

  1. to long for, crave

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of hunkeren (weak)
infinitive hunkeren
past singular hunkerde
past participle gehunkerd
infinitive hunkeren
gerund hunkeren n
present tense past tense
1st person singular hunker hunkerde
2nd person sing. (jij) hunkert hunkerde
2nd person sing. (u) hunkert hunkerde
2nd person sing. (gij) hunkert hunkerde
3rd person singular hunkert hunkerde
plural hunkeren hunkerden
subjunctive sing.1 hunkere hunkerde
subjunctive plur.1 hunkeren hunkerden
imperative sing. hunker
imperative plur.1 hunkert
participles hunkerend gehunkerd
1) Archaic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ van der Sijs, Nicoline, editor (2010), “hunkeren”, in Etymologiebank, Meertens Institute