proeven

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch proeven, from Old French prover, from Latin probō. Doublet of proberen.

Verb[edit]

proeven

  1. (transitive) To taste (something)
    Synonyms: smaken
  2. (transitive) To test by tasting
    Synonyms: testen
  3. (transitive) To experience, get a taste, sample, teaser of
    Daar heb ik de hemel geproefd
    I got a taste of heaven there
  4. (obsolete, transitive) To (provide) prove (for)
    Synonyms: bewijzen
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of proeven (weak)
infinitive proeven
past singular proefde
past participle geproefd
infinitive proeven
gerund proeven n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular proef proefde
2nd person sing. (jij) proeft proefde
2nd person sing. (u) proeft proefde
2nd person sing. (gij) proeft proefde
3rd person singular proeft proefde
plural proeven proefden
subjunctive sing.1 proeve proefde
subjunctive plur.1 proeven proefden
imperative sing. proef
imperative plur.1 proeft
participles proevend geproefd
1) Archaic.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Noun[edit]

proeven

  1. Plural form of proef
  2. Plural form of proeve

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French prover, from Latin probō.

Verb[edit]

proeven

  1. to prove, to show
  2. to realise, to see
  3. to test, to inspect
  4. to try, to attempt
  5. to taste

Inflection[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • proeven (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • proeven”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929