weten

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch weten, from Old Dutch witan, from Proto-Germanic *witaną, from Proto-Indo-European *wóyde (know), a root perfect from the root *weyd-.

Verb[edit]

weten

  1. (transitive) to know (knowledge)
    Ik weet hoe die planeet heet.
    I know what that planet is called.
  2. (transitive) to remember
    Ik weet nog hoe koud het vorig jaar was.
    I still remember how cold it was last year.
  3. (auxiliary, with te) to be able to, to manage to
    De Frisii waren een Germaans volk en net als verscheidene andere Germaanse volkeren wisten ze zich fel te verdedigen tegen de Romeinen. Toch moesten de Frisii zich in het jaar 12 onderwerpen doordat veldheer Drusus hen wist te verslaan.
    The Frisii were a Germanic people and just like various other Germanic peoples they were able to fiercely defend themselves against the Romans. Nevertheless, the Frisii had to subject themselves in the year 12 because warlord Drusus was able to defeat them.
    De voornamelijk op lokaal niveau succesvolle partij Freie Wähler weet voor het eerst ergens op deelstaatniveau de kiesdrempel te halen.
    The party Freie Wähler, successful primarily at the local level, is able for the first time to achieve the election threshold somewhere at the state level.
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of weten (preterite-present)
infinitive weten
past singular wist
past participle geweten
infinitive weten
gerund weten n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular weet wist
2nd person sing. (jij) weet wist
2nd person sing. (u) weet wist
2nd person sing. (gij) weet wist
3rd person singular weet wist
plural weten wisten
subjunctive sing.1 wete wiste
subjunctive plur.1 weten wisten
imperative sing. weet
imperative plur.1 weet
participles wetend geweten
1) Archaic.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

weten

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of wijten

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German wēten, from Old Saxon witan, from Proto-Germanic *witaną.

Verb[edit]

weten (past singular wüss, past participle wüsst, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to know; to be aware of (a fact)
    Ik weet, woneem du büst. — “I know where you are.”
    vun wat weten — “to know about something”

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch witan, from Proto-Germanic *witaną, from Proto-Indo-European *wóyde.

Verb[edit]

wēten

  1. to know (knowledge)
  2. to know (person)
  3. to get to know, to learn of, to be made aware of (a fact)
  4. (auxiliary, with te) to be able to

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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

Middle Low German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon witan, from Proto-Germanic *witaną, from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (see, know). Compare Dutch weten, German wissen, archaic English wit, Danish vide.

Verb[edit]

wēten

  1. to know (knowledge)


Zazaki[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic وَطَن (waṭan).

Noun[edit]

weten ?

  1. homeland, home country
  2. motherland, fatherland, mother country