sterven

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch sterven, from Old Dutch *stervan, from Proto-Germanic *sterbaną, itself either from Proto-Indo-European *(s)terp- ‎(to lose force; lose sensibility, become numb; be dead, be motionless) or from *sterbʰ- ‎(to be stiff, become stiff).

Verb[edit]

sterven ‎(past singular stierf, past participle gestorven)

  1. to die

Conjugation[edit]

Inflection of sterven (strong)
infinitive sterven
past singular stierf
past participle gestorven
infinitive sterven
gerund sterven n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular sterf stierf
2nd person sing. (jij) sterft stierf
2nd person sing. (u) sterft stierf
2nd person sing. (gij) sterft stierft
3rd person singular sterft stierf
plural sterven stierven
subjunctive sing.1 sterve stierve
subjunctive plur.1 sterven stierven
imperative sing. sterf
imperative plur.1 sterft
participles stervend gestorven
1) Archaic.

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *stervan, from Proto-Germanic *sterbaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

sterven

  1. to die

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English steorfan.

Verb[edit]

sterven

  1. to die, perish
  2. to perish from cold or hunger; starve

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References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967