klimmen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈklɪmə(n)/
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  • Hyphenation: klim‧men
  • Rhymes: -ɪmən

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch climmen, from Old Dutch *climban, from Proto-West Germanic *klimban, from Proto-Germanic *klimbaną.

Verb[edit]

klimmen

  1. (intransitive) to climb
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of klimmen (strong class 3a)
infinitive klimmen
past singular klom
past participle geklommen
infinitive klimmen
gerund klimmen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular klim klom
2nd person sing. (jij) klimt klom
2nd person sing. (u) klimt klom
2nd person sing. (gij) klimt klomt
3rd person singular klimt klom
plural klimmen klommen
subjunctive sing.1 klimme klomme
subjunctive plur.1 klimmen klommen
imperative sing. klim
imperative plur.1 klimt
participles klimmend geklommen
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: klim
  • Negerhollands: klem, klim
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: clem

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

klimmen

  1. plural of klim

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German klimben, from Old High German klimban, from Proto-West Germanic *klimban. Cognate with Dutch klimmen, English climb.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

klimmen (class 3 strong, third-person singular present klimmt, past tense klomm, past participle geklommen, auxiliary sein)

  1. (archaic or dialectal) to climb
    Synonym: klettern

Usage notes[edit]

  • The derived verb erklimmen remains in common use, though it is somewhat formal or literary.

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • klimmen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • klimmen” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • klimmen” in Duden online
  • klimmen” in OpenThesaurus.de