laken

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch lāken, from Old Dutch *lakan, from Proto-Germanic *lakaną (linen, cloth).

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]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch lāken. Equivalent to lak +‎ -en.

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]

Etymology 3[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Noun[edit]

laken

  1. Plural form of laak

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch *lakan, from Proto-Germanic *lakaną.

Noun[edit]

lāken n

  1. broadcloth
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From lac +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

lāken

  1. to decrease, to diminish, to become less
  2. to lack, to be insufficient
  3. to criticise, to denounce
  4. to stain, to soil, to violate (honour or value)
Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • laken (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • laken (III)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • laken (IV)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

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

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

laken m

  1. definite singular of lake

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

laken

  1. definite singular of lake