laten

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See also: latén and låten

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

late +‎ -en

Verb[edit]

laten (third-person singular simple present latens, present participle latening, simple past and past participle latened)

  1. (intransitive) To grow late; become later.
    • 1928, Siegfried Sassoon, The Complete Memoirs of George Sherston: Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, London: Faber and Faber, page 142 (Faber Paper 1972 edition):
      The afternoon was latening, but there was, I think, a quietly commemorative glow from the west.
    • 1930, Alec Waugh, Three Score and Ten, page 3:
      Not even when the hour latened, when the courts became filled with boys returning from their holidays, when the moment for saying "Good-bye" was only a few minutes distant, not even then did his high spirits leave him.
    • 2011, Catherine Winchester, Northern Light:
      Then he returned to Margaret's side and sat with her for the rest of the evening, insisting that she rest. As the hour latened he kissed her on the cheek and got up to leave.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaːtə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: la‧ten
  • Rhymes: -aːtən

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch laten, from Old Dutch lātan, from Proto-West Germanic *lātan, from Proto-Germanic *lētaną.

Verb[edit]

laten

  1. (copulative) to leave, to cause to remain in the same position or state
    Ze lieten het zo.
    They left it like that.
  2. (auxiliary, with object) to leave, to allow to remain/continue to
    Laat dat daar maar liggen.
    Just leave it lying there.
  3. (auxiliary, with object) to let, to allow to
    Ze lieten hem gaan.
    They let him go.
  4. (auxiliary, with object) to cause to, to make; creates a causative phrase.
    Hij liet zijn spullen op de grond vallen.
    He dropped his stuff on the ground.
  5. (auxiliary, with object) to may, to let; forms an optative phrase.
    Laat er licht zijn.
    Let there be light.
  6. (auxiliary, with object) to may, to let; forms a cohortative phrase.
    Laten ze een kuil graven.
    May they dig a hole.
    Laten we naar de bioscoop gaan!
    Let′s go to the cinema!
  7. (transitive) to not do, to refrain from
    Laat dat!
    Don't do that!
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of laten (strong class 7)
infinitive laten
past singular liet
past participle gelaten
infinitive laten
gerund laten n
present tense past tense
1st person singular laat liet
2nd person sing. (jij) laat liet
2nd person sing. (u) laat liet
2nd person sing. (gij) laat liet
3rd person singular laat liet
plural laten lieten
subjunctive sing.1 late liete
subjunctive plur.1 laten lieten
imperative sing. laat
imperative plur.1 laat
participles latend gelaten
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: laat

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

laten

  1. Plural form of laat (serf)

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Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon lātan, from Proto-West Germanic *lātan, from Proto-Germanic *lētaną, from Proto-Indo-European *leh₁d-.

Verb[edit]

laten (past singular leet, past participle laten, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. (auxiliary, with an infinitive) to allow; to permit; to let
  2. (auxiliary, with an infinitive) to have someone (do something); to have (something done); to make (something happen); to cause (something to be done)
    wat maken latento have something done
    een wat doon latento have someone do something
  3. (transitive) to let; to leave
  4. (transitive) to stop (something); to quit; to refrain from; to help doing (something)
  5. (intransitive) to cease; to desist

Conjugation[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch lātan, from Proto-West Germanic *lātan, from Proto-Germanic *lētaną.

Verb[edit]

lâten

  1. to leave, to cause to remain in the same position or state
  2. to release
  3. to let, to lose (of bodily fluids)
  4. to leave, to let remain, to leave behind
  5. to leave, to depart from
  6. to not do, to refrain from
  7. to stop doing, to cease doing
  8. (auxiliary) to allow, to not prevent
  9. (auxiliary) to cause to, to make

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 7
Infinitive lâten
3rd sg. past liet
3rd pl. past lieten
Past participle gelâten
Infinitive lâten
In genitive lâtens
In dative lâtene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular lâte liet
2nd singular lâets, lâtes liets, lietes
3rd singular lâet, lâtet liet
1st plural lâten lieten
2nd plural lâet, lâtet liet, lietet
3rd plural lâten lieten
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular lâte liete
2nd singular lâets, lâtes lietes
3rd singular lâte liete
1st plural lâten lieten
2nd plural lâet, lâtet lietet
3rd plural lâten lieten
Imperative Present
Singular lâet, lâte
Plural lâet, lâtet
Present Past
Participle lâtende gelâten

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French latin and Old English Latin.

Proper noun[edit]

laten

  1. Alternative form of Latyn

Etymology 2[edit]

From French laiton, laton.

Noun[edit]

laten

  1. Alternative form of latoun

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

laten

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of latir.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of latir.

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

laten

  1. definite singular of lat

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