schicken

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German schicken (to outfit oneself, fit in, arrange appropriately), from Proto-Germanic *skikkijaną (to order, send), from Proto-Indo-European *skeg- (to jump, spring); representing the causative of Middle High German geschehen, geschēn (to happen, rush) from Old High German giskehan (to happen) from Proto-Germanic *skehaną (to run, move quickly), from Proto-Indo-European *skek- (to run, jump, spring). Akin to Middle English skekken (to send forth), Old English scēon (to happen), schie- in Dutch schielijk (hasty). More at chic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃɪkŋ̩/, /ˈʃɪkən/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪkŋ̩
  • Homophone: Chicken (according to one pronunciation of this word)

Verb[edit]

schicken (third-person singular simple present schickt, past tense schickte, past participle geschickt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to send
  2. (reflexive) to hurry (rare)
  3. (reflexive) to be decent, to be appropriate

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown.

Verb[edit]

schicken

  1. to arrange, to carry out, to get done
  2. to create, to bring to life
  3. to direct
  4. to determine, to assign
  5. (late) to send, to delegate

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Further reading[edit]

  • schicken”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929