kiezen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

PIE root
*ǵews-

From Middle Dutch kiesen, from Old Dutch *kiosan, from Proto-Germanic *keusaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews-. Compare West Frisian kieze, Low German kesen, archaic and partially obsolete German kiesen, English choose, Danish kyse, Icelandic kjósa.

Verb[edit]

kiezen ‎(past singular koos, past participle gekozen)

  1. (transitive) To choose.
  2. (intransitive) To make a choice.
Conjugation[edit]
Inflection of kiezen (strong class 2)
infinitive kiezen
past singular koos
past participle gekozen
infinitive kiezen
gerund kiezen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular kies koos
2nd person sing. (jij) kiest koos
2nd person sing. (u) kiest koos
2nd person sing. (gij) kiest koost
3rd person singular kiest koos
plural kiezen kozen
subjunctive sing.1 kieze koze
subjunctive plur.1 kiezen kozen
imperative sing. kies
imperative plur.1 kiest
participles kiezend gekozen
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]
many compound uses of kies- are short for verkiezen 'to choose, elect'

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

kiezen

  1. Plural form of kies

Anagrams[edit]