slepen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsleː.pə(n)/
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  • Hyphenation: sle‧pen
  • Rhymes: -eːpən

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch slêpen, from Old Dutch *slēpen, from Proto-West Germanic *slaipijan.

Verb[edit]

slepen

  1. to drag, to tow
  2. to slide
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of slepen (weak)
infinitive slepen
past singular sleepte
past participle gesleept
infinitive slepen
gerund slepen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular sleep sleepte
2nd person sing. (jij) sleept sleepte
2nd person sing. (u) sleept sleepte
2nd person sing. (gij) sleept sleepte
3rd person singular sleept sleepte
plural slepen sleepten
subjunctive sing.1 slepe sleepte
subjunctive plur.1 slepen sleepten
imperative sing. sleep
imperative plur.1 sleept
participles slepend gesleept
1) Archaic.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

slepen

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of slijpen

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Latvian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

slepen

  1. secretly, stealthily, without others knowing or noticing; adverbial form of slepens
    tas gāja saimniekam slepen iepakaļthat one went stealthily behind the farmer
    jāieliek krūzē nauda, un jāierok slepen zemē; un tā, lai neviens nezina, kurā kalnāthe money must be put in a mug, and then buried secretly in the earth, in such a way that nobody knows in which hill (it is buried)

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English slǣpan, from Proto-West Germanic *slāpan, from Proto-Germanic *slēpaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsleːpən/, /ˈslɛːpən/

Verb[edit]

slepen (third-person singular simple present slepeth, present participle slepende, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle sleped)

  1. to sleep
    • 14th c. Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales. General Prologue: 9-11.
      And smale foweles maken melodye,
      That slepen al the nyght with open eye-
      (So priketh hem Nature in hir corages);
  2. to become asleep, to cause to sleep
  3. to copulate, have intercourse
  4. to be unused or unutilised

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: sleep
  • Scots: sleep, sleip, slepe

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