proeven

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PIE root
*bʰuH-

From Middle Dutch proven, proeven, from Old French prover (modern French prouver), from Latin probāre, from probus. Cognate with proberen, which is a later borrowing directly from the same Latin source.

Verb[edit]

proeven (past singular proefde, past participle geproefd)

  1. (transitive) To taste (something)
  2. (transitive) To test by tasting
  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)

Conjugation[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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Noun[edit]

proeven

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