sterven

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Pronunciation[edit]

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

  1. to die

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of sterven (strong class 3+7)
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

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 3
Indicative Present Past
1st singular sterve starf
2nd singular sterfs, sterves storfs, storves
3rd singular sterft, stervet starf
1st plural sterven storven
2nd plural sterft, stervet storft, storvet
3rd plural sterven storven
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular sterve storve
2nd singular sterfs, sterves storves
3rd singular sterve storve
1st plural sterven storven
2nd plural sterft, stervet storvet
3rd plural sterven storven
Imperative Present
Singular sterf, sterve
Plural sterft, stervet
Present Past
Participle stervende gestorven

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Further reading[edit]

  • sterven (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • sterven”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English steorfan.

Verb[edit]

sterven

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

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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