neigen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch neigen, from Old Dutch neigen, from Proto-Germanic *hnaigijaną, the causative of nijgen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

neigen

  1. to bend over, lean (towards)
  2. to tend, incline

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of neigen (weak)
infinitive neigen
past singular neigde
past participle geneigd
infinitive neigen
gerund neigen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular neig neigde
2nd person sing. (jij) neigt neigde
2nd person sing. (u) neigt neigde
2nd person sing. (gij) neigt neigde
3rd person singular neigt neigde
plural neigen neigden
subjunctive sing.1 neige neigde
subjunctive plur.1 neigen neigden
imperative sing. neig
imperative plur.1 neigt
participles neigend geneigd
1) Archaic.

Derived terms[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hnaigijaną, the causative of *hnīganą. Cognate with Old English hnǣgan, Old Saxon hnēgan, Dutch neigen, Old Norse hneiga.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnaɪ̯ɡŋ̩/, /ˈnaɪ̯ɡən/
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Verb[edit]

neigen (third-person singular simple present neigt, past tense neigte, past participle geneigt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to bend
  2. to tilt
  3. to tend

Conjugation[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch neigen, from Proto-Germanic *hnaigijaną, the causative of nigen.

Verb[edit]

neigen

  1. to (cause to) bend down
  2. to lay down, to rest (the head)
  3. to incline

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Alternative forms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • neighen”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • neigen (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929