sterken

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch sterken, from Old Dutch *sterken, from Proto-Germanic *starkijaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sterken

  1. to fortify
  2. (figuratively) to encourage, to give strength to
    Sterkte ermee! — Stay strong!

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of sterken (weak)
infinitive sterken
past singular sterkte
past participle gesterkt
infinitive sterken
gerund sterken n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular sterk sterkte
2nd person sing. (jij) sterkt sterkte
2nd person sing. (u) sterkt sterkte
2nd person sing. (gij) sterkt sterkte
3rd person singular sterkt sterkte
plural sterken sterkten
subjunctive sing.1 sterke sterkte
subjunctive plur.1 sterken sterkten
imperative sing. sterk
imperative plur.1 sterkt
participles sterkend gesterkt
1) Archaic.

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *sterken, from Proto-Germanic *starkijaną.

Verb[edit]

sterken

  1. to strengthen, to make/become stronger

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

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Further reading[edit]

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