weken

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋeː.kə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːkən

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch wêken, from Old Dutch *wēken, from Proto-Germanic *waikwijaną.

Verb[edit]

weken

  1. (archaic, transitive) to soften
  2. (transitive, reflexive) to soak
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of weken (weak)
infinitive weken
past singular weekte
past participle geweekt
infinitive weken
gerund weken n
present tense past tense
1st person singular week weekte
2nd person sing. (jij) weekt weekte
2nd person sing. (u) weekt weekte
2nd person sing. (gij) weekt weekte
3rd person singular weekt weekte
plural weken weekten
subjunctive sing.1 weke weekte
subjunctive plur.1 weken weekten
imperative sing. week
imperative plur.1 weekt
participles wekend geweekt
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

weken

  1. Plural form of week

Verb[edit]

weken

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of wijken

Anagrams[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *wēken, from Proto-Germanic *waikwijaną.

Verb[edit]

wêken

  1. to soften, to make/become soft (generally through soaking)

Inflection[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • weken”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • weken”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

weken

  1. plural of weke (week)