langen

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See also: Langen, Längen, and lången

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German langen, from Old High German langēn.

Verb[edit]

langen (third-person singular simple present langt, past tense langte, past participle gelangt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (colloquial, southern) to reach for something, to grab
    Synonym: greifen
  2. (colloquial, southern) to pass, to hand something to someone
    Synonym: reichen
  3. (colloquial, southern) to suffice, to be enough
    Synonyms: ausreichen, reichen, genügen
    Mir langt's.
    I've had enough
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the adjective lang.

Adjective[edit]

langen

  1. inflection of lang:
    1. strong genitive/accusative masculine singular
    2. strong genitive neuter singular
    3. strong dative plural
    4. weak/mixed genitive/dative/accusative masculine singular
    5. weak/mixed genitive/dative feminine/neuter singular
    6. weak/mixed all cases plural

Further reading[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *langon, from Proto-Germanic *langijaną.

Verb[edit]

langen

  1. to be/become long
  2. to lengthen, to make longer
  3. to touch
  4. to hand, to pass, to reach in order to give
  5. (impersonal) to long [+dative = subject]

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: langen
  • Limburgish: lange

Further reading[edit]

  • langhen”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • langen”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929