teken

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch teken, from Middle Dutch têken, teiken, from Old Dutch *tēkan, *teikan, from Proto-Germanic *taikną. Doublet of teiken (target, goal). Cognate with German Zeichen, English token.

Noun[edit]

teken (plural tekens, diminutive tekentjie)

  1. sign; signal

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch tekenen, from Middle Dutch têkenen, from Old Dutch *tēkanen, from Proto-Germanic *taiknijaną, from etymology 1. Cognate with German zeichnen.

Noun[edit]

teken (present teken, present participle tekenende, past participle geteken)

  1. to draw; to sketch
  2. to sign; to subscribe

Related terms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Rhymes: -eːkən

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch têken, from Old Dutch *tēkan, from Proto-Germanic *taikną.

Noun[edit]

teken n (plural tekenen or tekens, diminutive tekentje n)

  1. sign
    De firma kent sterren aan restaurants toe als teken van de kwaliteit.The firm confers stars to restaurants as a sign of quality.
  2. signal
  3. character
    Chinese tekensChinese characters.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

teken

  1. Plural form of teek

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

teken

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tekenen
  2. imperative of tekenen

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Verb[edit]

teken (past singular teken, past participle tekent, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. to draw, sign

Conjugation[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *tēkan, from Proto-Germanic *taikną.

Noun[edit]

têken n

  1. mark, sign
  2. gesture
  3. signal
  4. sign, indication
  5. mark, wound

Inflection[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

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

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

teken

  1. masculine and feminine past participle of ta, taka and take

Old Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *taikną.

Noun[edit]

tēken n

  1. sign

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