laken

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaːkə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: la‧ken

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

laken n ‎(plural lakens, diminutive lakentje n)

  1. a type of woollen fabric, very sought-after for clothing in the feudal era (uncountable)
  2. bedsheet

Derived terms[edit]

laken

  1. Plural form of laak

Verb[edit]

laken

  1. (transitive) to criticize, reproach, denounce
    De gasten van dat groezelig motel laken tevergeefs de gebrekkige hygiëne van de lakens.
    The guests in that sleazy motel denounce in vain the poor sheets hygiene

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of laken (weak)
infinitive laken
past singular laakte
past participle gelaakt
infinitive laken
gerund laken n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular laak laakte
2nd person sing. (jij) laakt laakte
2nd person sing. (u) laakt laakte
2nd person sing. (gij) laakt laakte
3rd person singular laakt laakte
plural laken laakten
subjunctive sing.1 lake laakte
subjunctive plur.1 laken laakten
imperative sing. laak
imperative plur.1 laakt
participles lakend gelaakt
1) Archaic.

Derived terms[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German laken.

Noun[edit]

laken n ‎(definite singular lakenet, indefinite plural laken or lakener, definite plural lakena or lakenene)

  1. a bedsheet
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

laken m

  1. definite singular of lake

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

laken m

  1. definite singular of lake

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

laken

  1. definite singular of lake