wiken

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch wīkan, from Proto-Germanic *wīkwaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

wiken

  1. to move away, to flee, to retreat
  2. to yield, to make way, to make room

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 1
Infinitive wiken
3rd sg. past wêec
3rd pl. past wēken
Past participle gewēken
Infinitive wiken
In genitive wikens
In dative wikene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular wike wêec
2nd singular wijcs, wikes wēecs, wēkes
3rd singular wijct, wiket wêec
1st plural wiken wēken
2nd plural wijct, wiket wēect, wēket
3rd plural wiken wēken
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular wike wēke
2nd singular wijcs, wikes wēkes
3rd singular wike wēke
1st plural wiken wēken
2nd plural wijct, wiket wēket
3rd plural wiken wēken
Imperative Present
Singular wijc, wike
Plural wijct, wiket
Present Past
Participle wikende gewēken

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English weekend.

Noun[edit]

wiken

  1. weekend