laven

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See also: Laven and läven

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

laven c, n

  1. singular definite of lav

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch laven, from Old Dutch *lavon, from Proto-Germanic *labōną (to strengthen, refresh), from Proto-Indo-European *lōbʰ- (to rest, strengthen oneself). From the Germanic word are descended - among others - English lave, German laben. Ancient Greek λωφάω (lōpháō, to rest or retire from something) is a more distantly related Indo-European cognate.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

laven

  1. to quench one's thirst

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of laven (weak)
infinitive laven
past singular laafde
past participle gelaafd
infinitive laven
gerund laven n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular laaf laafde
2nd person sing. (jij) laaft laafde
2nd person sing. (u) laaft laafde
2nd person sing. (gij) laaft laafde
3rd person singular laaft laafde
plural laven laafden
subjunctive sing.1 lave laafde
subjunctive plur.1 laven laafden
imperative sing. laaf
imperative plur.1 laaft
participles lavend gelaafd
1) Archaic.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

laven m, n

  1. definite masculine singular of lav

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

laven

  1. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present subjunctive form of lavar.
  2. (used formally in Spain) Second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of lavar.
  3. (used formally in Spain) Second-person plural present subjunctive form of lavar.

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

laven

  1. definite singular of lav
  2. definite singular of lave