kluiven

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈklœy̯və(n)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -œy̯vən

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch cluven, from Old Dutch *klūvon, from Proto-Germanic *klūbōną. Originally a weak verb, it became strong by analogy with other verbs.

Verb[edit]

kluiven

  1. to gnaw, to nibble
  2. to bite (a piece of meat) into smaller chunks
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of kluiven (strong class 2)
infinitive kluiven
past singular kloof
past participle gekloven
infinitive kluiven
gerund kluiven n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular kluif kloof
2nd person sing. (jij) kluift kloof
2nd person sing. (u) kluift kloof
2nd person sing. (gij) kluift klooft
3rd person singular kluift kloof
plural kluiven kloven
subjunctive sing.1 kluive klove
subjunctive plur.1 kluiven kloven
imperative sing. kluif
imperative plur.1 kluift
participles kluivend gekloven
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

kluiven

  1. Plural form of kluif