kiesen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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]

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

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 2
Indicative Present Past
1st singular kiese côos
2nd singular kies, kieses cōors, cōres
3rd singular kiest, kieset côos
1st plural kiesen cōren
2nd plural kiest, kieset cōort, cōret
3rd plural kiesen cōren
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular kiese cōre
2nd singular kies, kieses cōres
3rd singular kiese cōre
1st plural kiesen cōren
2nd plural kiest, kieset cōret
3rd plural kiesen cōren
Imperative Present
Singular kies, kiese
Plural kiest, kieset
Present Past
Participle kiesende gecōren

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Further reading[edit]

  • kiesen (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • kiesen”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

kiesen

  1. to choose

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