swigen

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *swīgon, from Proto-Germanic *swīgijaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

swigen

  1. to not speak, to be silent

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 1
Indicative Present Past
1st singular swige swêech
2nd singular swijchs, swiges swēechs, swēges
3rd singular swijcht, swiget swêech
1st plural swigen swēgen
2nd plural swijcht, swiget swēecht, swēget
3rd plural swigen swēgen
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular swige swēge
2nd singular swijchs, swiges swēges
3rd singular swige swēge
1st plural swigen swēgen
2nd plural swijcht, swiget swēget
3rd plural swigen swēgen
Imperative Present
Singular swijch, swige
Plural swijcht, swiget
Present Past
Participle swigende geswēgen

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Further reading[edit]

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