spouwen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch spuwen, from Old Dutch *spīwan, *spiuwan, from Proto-Germanic *spīwaną.

Verb[edit]

spouwen

  1. to spit
  2. to vomit

Usage notes[edit]

The word has a more informal undertone than its etymological variants spuwen and spugen. While these two variants only mean "to spit", spouwen can also mean "to vomit".

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of spouwen (weak)
infinitive spouwen
past singular spouwde
past participle gespouwd
infinitive spouwen
gerund spouwen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular spouw spouwde
2nd person sing. (jij) spouwt spouwde
2nd person sing. (u) spouwt spouwde
2nd person sing. (gij) spouwt spouwde
3rd person singular spouwt spouwde
plural spouwen spouwden
subjunctive sing.1 spouwe spouwde
subjunctive plur.1 spouwen spouwden
imperative sing. spouw
imperative plur.1 spouwt
participles spouwend gespouwd
1) Archaic.