worden

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*wert-

From Middle Dutch werden, from Old Dutch werthan, from Proto-Germanic *werþaną. Compare German werden, Swedish varda, obsolete English worth ‎(to become) and Latin vertere ‎(turn).

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Verb[edit]

worden ‎(past singular werd, past participle geworden)

  1. (copulative) to become
    Zij wilde altijd al lerares worden.‎ ― She always wanted to become a teacher.
  2. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the imperfect tense of the passive voice, together with a past participle.
    Ze worden gered.‎ ― They are being saved.
    De muur werd geschilderd.‎ ― The wall was being painted.
    De muur zal worden geschilderd.‎ ― The wall will be painted. / The wall is going to be painted.

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Conjugation[edit]

Inflection of worden (strong)
infinitive worden
past singular werd
past participle geworden
infinitive worden
gerund worden n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular word werd
2nd person sing. (jij) wordt werd
2nd person sing. (u) wordt werd
2nd person sing. (gij) wordt werdt
3rd person singular wordt werd
plural worden werden
subjunctive sing.1 worde werde
subjunctive plur.1 worden werden
imperative sing. word
imperative plur.1 wordt
participles wordend geworden
1) Archaic.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

worden

  1. past participle of werden

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used in forming the perfect tense passive; in other cases, the past participle is geworden.
  • In older German, the above distinction was not always maintained, and worden could be used as the past participle for all senses.

Old English[edit]

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Verb[edit]

worden

  1. past participle of weorþan