spannen

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See also: Spannen and spännen

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *spannan, from Proto-Germanic *spannaną.

Verb[edit]

spannen

  1. to strain, to put tension on
  2. to stretch

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of spannen (weak with strong past participle)
infinitive spannen
past singular spande
past participle gespannen
infinitive spannen
gerund spannen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular span spande
2nd person sing. (jij) spant spande
2nd person sing. (u) spant spande
2nd person sing. (gij) spant spande
3rd person singular spant spande
plural spannen spanden
subjunctive sing.1 spanne spande
subjunctive plur.1 spannen spanden
imperative sing. span
imperative plur.1 spant
participles spannend gespannen
1) Archaic.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈʃpanən/, [ˈʃpann̩]

Verb[edit]

spannen (third-person singular simple present spannt, past tense spannte, past participle gespannt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to stretch
  2. to tighten
  3. to tension
  4. to be taut
  5. to harness
    • 1922, Walther Kabel (pseud. William Käbler), Das Geheimnis des Zuni, Werner Dietsch Verlag, page 34:
      Vor jeden Wagen waren acht indianische Mustangs gespannt.
      Eight Indian mustangs were harnessed in front of each wagon.
  6. to span
  7. (colloquial) to stare, gaze
  8. (colloquial) to peep, spy on someone

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German spinnan, from Proto-Germanic *spinnaną. Cognate with German spinnen, Dutch spinnen, English spin, Swedish spinna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

spannen (third-person singular present spënnt, past participle gesponnen, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to spin
  2. (intransitive, of cats) to purr

Conjugation[edit]

Irregular
infinitive spannen
participle gesponnen
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
imperative
1st singular spannen
2nd singular spënns spann
3rd singular spënnt
1st plural spannen
2nd plural spannt spannt
3rd plural spannen
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

spannen

  1. definite singular of spann
  2. definite plural of spann