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See also: reen and Reen



Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch regen, from Middle Dutch regen, from Old Dutch regan, from Proto-Germanic *regną.


reën (plural reëns, diminutive reëntjie)

  1. rain

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch regenen, from Middle Dutch regenen.


reën (present reën, present participle reënende, past participle gereën)

  1. (impersonal) to rain
    • 2005, “My ou tante Koba”‎[1]performed by Laurika Rauch:
      My ou tante Koba het soms gemeen:
      Die son sal weer skyn, maar dit moet eers reën.
      My old aunt Koba sometimes used to say:
      The sun will shine again, but first it must rain.