kiesen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*ǵews-

From Middle High German kiesen, from Old High German kiosan, from Proto-Germanic *keusaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews-. Compare Low German kesen, Dutch kiezen, English choose, Danish kyse, Icelandic kjósa, Gothic 𐌺𐌹𐌿𐍃𐌰𐌽 ‎(kiusan).

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Verb[edit]

kiesen ‎(class 2 strong, third-person singular simple present kiest, past tense kor, past participle gekoren, past subjunctive köre, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive, archaic, partly obsolete) to choose; to select

Usage notes[edit]

  • The verb is defective in contemporary German. The present forms (stem kies-) are obsolete and unintelligible to the average native speaker. The past forms (stem kor-) are archaic, but likely to be understood.

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*ǵews-

From Old Dutch *kiosan, from Proto-Germanic *keusaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews-.

Verb[edit]

kiesen

  1. to test, to inspect, to assess
  2. to choose, to select

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Middle High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*ǵews-

From Old High German kiosan, from Proto-Germanic *keusaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews-.

Verb[edit]

kiesen

  1. to choose

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