passen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English passen, equivalent to pass +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

passen

  1. (obsolete) plural simple present form of pass
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Book III, Canto IX:
      In forreine landes, and all which passen by,
      Beholding it from far, do thinke it threates the skye.
    • 1614, William Browne, Thyrsis' Praise of His Mistress
      They in pleasing passen all.
    • 1647, Henry More, Insomnium Philosophicum
      And all his creatures, as they passen by
      In goodly pomp, they view with scornfull eye.

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

passen

  1. third-person plural present indicative form of passar

Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch passen, from pas (modern pas).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

passen

  1. (intransitive) to fit (have the right size)
  2. (transitive) to fit, try for size
  3. (intransitive) to befit, suit, behoove, to be appropriate
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of passen (weak)
infinitive passen
past singular paste
past participle gepast
infinitive passen
gerund passen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular pas paste
2nd person sing. (jij) past paste
2nd person sing. (u) past paste
2nd person sing. (gij) past paste
3rd person singular past paste
plural passen pasten
subjunctive sing.1 passe paste
subjunctive plur.1 passen pasten
imperative sing. pas
imperative plur.1 past
participles passend gepast
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From English pass.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

passen

  1. (transitive, sports) to pass
  2. (transitive, slang) to give, to pass something over to someone, e.g. a jonko.
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of passen (weak)
infinitive passen
past singular passte
past participle gepasst
infinitive passen
gerund passen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular pass passte
2nd person sing. (jij) passt passte
2nd person sing. (u) passt passte
2nd person sing. (gij) passt passte
3rd person singular passt passte
plural passen passten
subjunctive sing.1 passe passte
subjunctive plur.1 passen passten
imperative sing. pass
imperative plur.1 passt
participles passend gepasst
1) Archaic.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

passen

  1. Plural form of pas

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

passen ‎(third-person singular simple present passt, past tense passte, past participle gepasst, auxiliary haben)

  1. to fit
  2. to suit, to be suitable
  3. (card games) to pass

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

passen

  1. definite singular of pass
  2. definite plural of pass