meten

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See also: Mete'n

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

meten

  1. third-person plural present indicative form of metre

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmeːtə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːtən

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch mēten, from Old Dutch metan, from Proto-Germanic *metaną.

Verb[edit]

meten

  1. (transitive) to measure
  2. (reflexive) to measure up [+ met (object) = to]
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of meten (strong class 5)
infinitive meten
past singular mat
past participle gemeten
infinitive meten
gerund meten n
present tense past tense
1st person singular meet mat
2nd person sing. (jij) meet mat
2nd person sing. (u) meet mat
2nd person sing. (gij) meet mat
3rd person singular meet mat
plural meten maten
subjunctive sing.1 mete mate
subjunctive plur.1 meten maten
imperative sing. meet
imperative plur.1 meet
participles metend gemeten
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

meten

  1. Plural form of meet

Anagrams[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch metan, from Proto-Germanic *metaną.

Verb[edit]

mēten

  1. to measure
  2. to determine
  3. to investigate

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: meten
  • Limburgish: maete

Further reading[edit]

  • meten (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “meten”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN


Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English mētan (to meet, encounter), from Proto-Germanic *mōtijaną (to meet).

Verb[edit]

mēten

  1. to meet, come together

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English mētan, mǣtan (to paint, design), from Proto-Germanic *maitijaną (to cut).

Verb[edit]

mētan

  1. to paint
  2. to sculpt; design
  3. to dream

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old English metan, from Proto-Germanic *metaną.

Verb[edit]

meten

  1. To measure, mete

Etymology 4[edit]

From mete (food) +‎ -en (plural suffix).

Noun[edit]

meten

  1. plural of mete (food)

Etymology 5[edit]

From mete (food).

Verb[edit]

meten

  1. To feed
  2. (reflexive) To pasture; eat

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Participle[edit]

meten (Cyrillic spelling метен)

  1. masculine singular passive past participle of mesti

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

meten

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