swemmen

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *swimman, from Proto-Germanic *swimmaną.

Verb[edit]

swemmen

  1. (intransitive) to swim
  2. (intransitive) to float
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) to overflow, to have (a thing or feeling) in abundance

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 3
Infinitive swemmen
3rd sg. past swam
3rd pl. past swommen
Past participle geswommen
Infinitive swemmen
In genitive swemmens
In dative swemmene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular swemme swam
2nd singular swems, swemmes swoms, swommes
3rd singular swemt, swemmet swam
1st plural swemmen swommen
2nd plural swemt, swemmet swomt, swommet
3rd plural swemmen swommen
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular swemme swomme
2nd singular swems, swemmes swommes
3rd singular swemme swomme
1st plural swemmen swommen
2nd plural swemt, swemmet swommet
3rd plural swemmen swommen
Imperative Present
Singular swem, swemme
Plural swemt, swemmet
Present Past
Participle swemmende geswommen
Weak
Infinitive swemmen
3rd sg. past
3rd pl. past
Past participle
Infinitive swemmen
In genitive swemmens
In dative swemmene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular swemme
2nd singular swems, swemmes
3rd singular swemt, swemmet
1st plural swemmen
2nd plural swemt, swemmet
3rd plural swemmen
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular swemme
2nd singular swems, swemmes
3rd singular swemme
1st plural swemmen
2nd plural swemt, swemmet
3rd plural swemmen
Imperative Present
Singular swem, swemme
Plural swemt, swemmet
Present Past
Participle swemmende

Alternative forms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: zwemmen
  • Limburgish: zwömme

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