ontginnen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ontginnen. Equivalent to ont- +‎ ginnen. Cognate to Old English onginnan and Old Saxon andginnan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɔntˈxɪ.nə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ont‧gin‧nen
  • Rhymes: -ɪnən

Verb[edit]

ontginnen

  1. (transitive, of land) to develop into agricultural land
  2. (transitive, of land) to remove the topsoil from
  3. (transitive, of mines and mineral resources) to excavate, to extract from the earth
  4. (transitive, obsolete) to begin, to commence

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of ontginnen (strong class 3, prefixed)
infinitive ontginnen
past singular ontgon
past participle ontgonnen
infinitive ontginnen
gerund ontginnen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular ontgin ontgon
2nd person sing. (jij) ontgint ontgon
2nd person sing. (u) ontgint ontgon
2nd person sing. (gij) ontgint ontgont
3rd person singular ontgint ontgon
plural ontginnen ontgonnen
subjunctive sing.1 ontginne ontgonne
subjunctive plur.1 ontginnen ontgonnen
imperative sing. ontgin
imperative plur.1 ontgint
participles ontginnend ontgonnen
1) Archaic.

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