sinken

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German sinkan, from Proto-Germanic *sinkwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sengʷ- ‎(to fall, sink). Compare Low German sinken, Dutch zinken, English sink, Danish synke, Swedish sjunka.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈzɪŋkən/, [ˈzɪŋkŋ̍]

Verb[edit]

sinken ‎(class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present sinkt, past tense sank, past participle gesunken, past subjunctive sänke, auxiliary sein)

  1. (intransitive) to sink; to submerge; to set; to fall from the sky
    Die Sonne ist gesunken.
    The sun has set.
  2. (intransitive, figuratively, of prices, temperature, quantities, rates, etc.) to fall; to drop; to decline

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *sinkan, from Proto-Germanic *sinkwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sengʷ- ‎(to fall, sink).

Verb[edit]

sinken

  1. (intransitive) to sink (in water)
  2. (intransitive) to drop, to go down
  3. (intransitive) to collapse

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Noun[edit]

sinken m, n

  1. definite masculine singular of sink

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sinken m, n

  1. definite masculine singular of sink