spinnen

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From Old Dutch *spinnan, from Proto-Germanic *spinnaną. Compare Low German spinnen, German spinnen, English spin, Danish spinde, Swedish spinna.

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spinnen (past singular spon, past participle gesponnen)

  1. to spin: make yarn by twisting and winding fibres together
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spinnen (past singular spinde, past participle gespind)

  1. to purr
  2. to tell stories, fib, lie
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spinnen

  1. Plural form of spin

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German spinnan, from Proto-Germanic *spinnaną. Compare Low German spinnen, Dutch spinnen, English spin, Danish spinde, Swedish spinna, Gothic 𐍃𐍀𐌹𐌽𐌽𐌰𐌽 (spinnan).

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spinnen (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present spinnt, past tense spann, past participle gesponnen, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to spin (a thread, a web, a cocoon, etc.)
  2. (transitive, figuratively) to fabricate (an untrue story)
  3. (intransitive, colloquial) to be crazy
  4. (intransitive, figuratively, of a cat) to purr

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