leggen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch leggen, from Old Dutch leggen, from Proto-West Germanic *laggjan, from Proto-Germanic *lagjaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛɣə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: leg‧gen
  • Rhymes: -ɛɣən

Verb[edit]

leggen

  1. (transitive) to lay (to place in a lying position)
  2. (transitive) to lay (eggs) (to produce and deposit eggs)
    Deze kip legt haar eieren op rare plekken.
    This chicken lays her eggs in strange places.
  3. (Holland, colloquial, proscribed) Alternative form of liggen.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of leggen (weak)
infinitive leggen
past singular legde
past participle gelegd
infinitive leggen
gerund leggen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular leg legde
2nd person sing. (jij) legt legde
2nd person sing. (u) legt legde
2nd person sing. (gij) legt legde
3rd person singular legt legde
plural leggen legden
subjunctive sing.1 legge legde
subjunctive plur.1 leggen legden
imperative sing. leg
imperative plur.1 legt
participles leggend gelegd
1) Archaic.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

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See also[edit]


Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German leggen, from Old Saxon leggian, from Proto-West Germanic *laggjan, from Proto-Germanic *lagjaną. Compare Dutch leggen, German legen, English lay, Danish lægge.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛ.ŋ/, /ˈlɛɣ(ː)ən/, /ˈlɛɡ(ː)ən/, /ˈleɣ(ː)ən/

Verb[edit]

leggen (past singular legg or leed, past participle leggt, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. to lay
    He leed en Hand op mien Schuller.
    He laid his hand on my shoulder.

Conjugation[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch leggen, from Proto-West Germanic *laggjan, from from Proto-Germanic *lagjaną.

Verb[edit]

leggen

  1. to lay (down), to place
  2. to lay (eggs)
  3. to build, to make
  4. to station (armies)

Inflection[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

leggen m

  1. definite singular of legg

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

leggen m

  1. definite singular of legg

Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *laggjan, from Proto-Germanic *lagjaną.

Verb[edit]

leggen

  1. to lay, to place

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • leggen”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

leggen

  1. definite plural of leg