kraken

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch craken, from Old Dutch *krakon, from Proto-Germanic *krakōnan. Probably an onomatopoeia, but compare Sanskrit गर्जति ‎(garjati), Armenian կարկաչ ‎(karkačʿ), Lithuanian girgždė́ti.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

kraken ‎(past singular kraakte, past participle gekraakt)

  1. (transitive) To break open (a shell)
  2. (intransitive) To make a creaky sound, like something being cracked
  3. (transitive) To break up into (chemical) components
  4. (transitive, figuratively) To break someone mentally
  5. (transitive, figuratively) To solve a code
  6. (transitive and intransitive, figuratively) To practise chiropractic (on a patient)
  7. (transitive, figuratively) To squat (a building)
  8. (intransitive) To start (said of the day)

Conjugation[edit]

Inflection of kraken (weak)
infinitive kraken
past singular kraakte
past participle gekraakt
infinitive kraken
gerund kraken n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular kraak kraakte
2nd person sing. (jij) kraakt kraakte
2nd person sing. (u) kraakt kraakte
2nd person sing. (gij) kraakt kraakte
3rd person singular kraakt kraakte
plural kraken kraakten
subjunctive sing.1 krake kraakte
subjunctive plur.1 kraken kraakten
imperative sing. kraak
imperative plur.1 kraakt
participles krakend gekraakt
1) Archaic.

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Noun[edit]

kraken

  1. Plural form of kraak
  2. Alternative form of kraak.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

kraken m ‎(plural krakens)

  1. Kraken

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

kraken

  1. definite form singular of krake