vissen

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse visinn; see visne (to wither).

Adjective[edit]

vissen (neuter vissent, plural and definite singular attributive visne)

  1. withered
  2. (informal) drunk
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:fuld
    • 2017, Colleen Hoover, translated by Dorte Andersson, Det ender med os, Lindhardt og Ringhof, →ISBN:
      ”Hvordan skal jeg forsøge at gøre dig tyk i aften, hvis du ikke er lidt vissen?”
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
    • 2014, Samuel Bjørk, Der hænger en engel alene i skoven, Rosinante & Co, →ISBN:
      Hun begyndte at blive lidt vissen nu, det gjorde det lettere at tænke.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪ.sə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪsən

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch visschen, from Old Dutch *fiskon, from Proto-West Germanic *fiskōn. Equivalent to vis +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

vissen

  1. to fish, to try to catch fish
  2. to fish (trying to get information)
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of vissen (weak)
infinitive vissen
past singular viste
past participle gevist
infinitive vissen
gerund vissen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular vis viste
2nd person sing. (jij) vist viste
2nd person sing. (u) vist viste
2nd person sing. (gij) vist viste
3rd person singular vist viste
plural vissen visten
subjunctive sing.1 visse viste
subjunctive plur.1 vissen visten
imperative sing. vis
imperative plur.1 vist
participles vissend gevist
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Jersey Dutch: fässe
  • Negerhollands: fes, fis
  • ? Sranan Tongo: fisi

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

vissen

  1. plural of vis

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse visinn. Cognate with Danish vissen and Swedish vissen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vissen (neuter singular vissent, definite singular and plural visne)

  1. withered

References[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse visinn. Cognate with Danish vissen and Swedish vissen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vissen (neuter singular visse or vissent, definite singular and plural visne, comparative visnare, indefinite superlative visnast, definite superlative visnaste)

  1. withered

References[edit]

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vissen (comparative vissnare, superlative vissnast)

  1. withered, wilted (of a plant, or figuratively of humans and animals and things)
  2. (figuratively) under the weather
    Jag känner mig lite vissen
    I'm feeling a bit under the weather

Declension[edit]

Inflection of vissen
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular vissen vissnare vissnast
Neuter singular visset vissnare vissnast
Plural vissna vissnare vissnast
Masculine plural3 vissne vissnare vissnast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 vissne vissnare vissnaste
All vissna vissnare vissnaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

Related terms[edit]

  • vissna (to wilt, to wither)

References[edit]