slinken

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch slinken, from Old Dutch *slinkan, from Proto-Germanic *slinkaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋkən

Verb[edit]

slinken

  1. to shrink, to lessen

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of slinken (strong class 3)
infinitive slinken
past singular slonk
past participle geslonken
infinitive slinken
gerund slinken n
present tense past tense
1st person singular slink slonk
2nd person sing. (jij) slinkt slonk
2nd person sing. (u) slinkt slonk
2nd person sing. (gij) slinkt slonkt
3rd person singular slinkt slonk
plural slinken slonken
subjunctive sing.1 slinke slonke
subjunctive plur.1 slinken slonken
imperative sing. slink
imperative plur.1 slinkt
participles slinkend geslonken
1) Archaic.

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *slinkan, from Proto-Germanic *slinkaną.

Verb[edit]

slinken

  1. to cave, to collapse inwards (especially of the body)

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: slinken
  • Limburgish: slinke

Further reading[edit]

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “slinken (I)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I