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-, which last both mean "to taste" and "to choose", maybe "to choose" because the proceding of "to taste" can be "to choose". 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

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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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