wellen

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See also: Wellen, wëllen, and Wëllen

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛlən

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch wellen, Old Dutch *wellen, from Proto-West Germanic *wallijan.

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Verb[edit]

wellen

  1. to soak, to soften by putting into water
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of wellen (weak)
infinitive wellen
past singular welde
past participle geweld
infinitive wellen
gerund wellen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular wel welde
2nd person sing. (jij) welt welde
2nd person sing. (u) welt welde
2nd person sing. (gij) welt welde
3rd person singular welt welde
plural wellen welden
subjunctive sing.1 welle welde
subjunctive plur.1 wellen welden
imperative sing. wel
imperative plur.1 welt
participles wellend geweld
1) Archaic.

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

wellen

  1. plural of wel

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈvɛlən]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wel‧len

Verb[edit]

wellen (weak, third-person singular present wellt, past tense wellte, past participle gewellt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or reflexive) to wave

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *wellen, from Proto-West Germanic *wallijan.

Verb[edit]

wellen

  1. to well up
  2. to boil

Inflection[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: wellen
  • Limburgish: wèlle

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English wiellan, from Proto-West Germanic *wallijan. Displaced by modern verb "to boil".

Verb[edit]

wellen (third-person singular simple present welleth, present participle wellende, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle welled)

  1. to boil, to bubble

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Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *walljan.

Verb[edit]

wellen

  1. to choose

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading[edit]

  • wellen”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old High German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A merger of Proto-West Germanic *willjan (to want) and Proto-West Germanic *walljan (to choose, select).

Verb[edit]

wellen

  1. to want
  2. to choose

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References[edit]

  1. Köbler, Gerhard, Althochdeutsches Wörterbuch, (6. Auflage) 2014
  2. Joseph Wright, An Old High German Primer, Second Edition