negen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈneː.ɣə(n)/
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  • Hyphenation: ne‧gen
  • Rhymes: -eːɣən

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch nēgen, from Old Dutch nigun, from Proto-Germanic *newun, reflecting earlier *newunt, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥, with -t added through influence of "ten".

Numeral[edit]

Dutch cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : negen
    Ordinal : negende

negen (invariable)

  1. nine

Noun[edit]

negen c (plural negens, diminutive negentje n)

  1. A nine, an instance or representation of the digit nine
    Die negens lijken wel achten
    Those nines look like eights
  2. A nine, an instance or use (e.g. score or amount) of the number nine
    Een negen volstaat om deze robber te winnen
    A nine suffices to win this hand
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

negen

  1. first-person singular present indicative of negenen
  2. imperative of negenen

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

negen

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of nijgen

Dutch Low Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately cognate to German neun, English nine.

Numeral[edit]

negen

  1. nine (9)

German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately cognate to German neun, English nine.

Numeral[edit]

negen

  1. nine (9)

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch nigun, from Proto-Germanic *newun, reflecting earlier *newunt, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥, with -t added through influence of "ten".

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

nēgen

  1. nine

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • neghen”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • negen”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Zealandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch nēgen, from Old Dutch nigun, from Proto-Germanic *newun, reflecting earlier *newunt, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁néwn̥, with -t added through influence of "ten".

Numeral[edit]

negen

  1. nine