spinnen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch spinnen, from Old Dutch *spinnan, from Proto-Germanic *spinnaną.

Verb[edit]

spinnen

  1. to spin: make yarn by twisting and winding fibres together
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of spinnen (strong class 3)
infinitive spinnen
past singular spon
past participle gesponnen
infinitive spinnen
gerund spinnen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular spin spon
2nd person sing. (jij) spint spon
2nd person sing. (u) spint spon
2nd person sing. (gij) spint spont
3rd person singular spint spon
plural spinnen sponnen
subjunctive sing.1 spinne sponne
subjunctive plur.1 spinnen sponnen
imperative sing. spin
imperative plur.1 spint
participles spinnend gesponnen
1) Archaic.

Verb[edit]

spinnen

  1. to purr
  2. to tell stories, fib, lie
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of spinnen (weak)
infinitive spinnen
past singular spinde
past participle gespind
infinitive spinnen
gerund spinnen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular spin spinde
2nd person sing. (jij) spint spinde
2nd person sing. (u) spint spinde
2nd person sing. (gij) spint spinde
3rd person singular spint spinde
plural spinnen spinden
subjunctive sing.1 spinne spinde
subjunctive plur.1 spinnen spinden
imperative sing. spin
imperative plur.1 spint
participles spinnend gespind
1) Archaic.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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, colloquial) to be crazy
  5. (intransitive, colloquial) to act or talk foolishly
  6. (intransitive, colloquial) to freak out
  7. (intransitive, figuratively, of a cat) to purr

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Further reading[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *spinnan, from Proto-Germanic *spinnaną.

Verb[edit]

spinnen

  1. to spin, to make yarn by twisting and winding fibres together
  2. to spin (web, silk etc.)

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 3
Indicative Present Past
1st singular spinne span
2nd singular spins, spinnes spons, sponnes
3rd singular spint, spinnet span
1st plural spinnen sponnen
2nd plural spint, spinnet spont, sponnet
3rd plural spinnen sponnen
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular spinne sponne
2nd singular spins, spinnes sponnes
3rd singular spinne sponne
1st plural spinnen sponnen
2nd plural spint, spinnet sponnet
3rd plural spinnen sponnen
Imperative Present
Singular spin, spinne
Plural spint, spinnet
Present Past
Participle spinnende gesponnen

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • spinnen”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • spinnen (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929