writen

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *wrītan, from Proto-Germanic *wrītaną.

Verb[edit]

writen

  1. to turn, to twist
  2. to wrap

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 1
Infinitive writen
3rd sg. past wrêet
3rd pl. past wrēten
Past participle gewrēten
Infinitive writen
In genitive writens
In dative writene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular write wrêet
2nd singular wrijts, writes wrēets, wrētes
3rd singular wrijt, writet wrêet
1st plural writen wrēten
2nd plural wrijt, writet wrēet, wrētet
3rd plural writen wrēten
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular write wrēte
2nd singular wrijts, writes wrētes
3rd singular write wrēte
1st plural writen wrēten
2nd plural wrijt, writet wrētet
3rd plural writen wrēten
Imperative Present
Singular wrijt, write
Plural wrijt, writet
Present Past
Participle writende gewrēten

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: wrijten

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English wrītan, from Proto-Germanic *wrītaną. Cognate to Middle Low German writen and Middle High German rīzen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

writen (singular simple past wroot, plural simple past wroten)

  1. To write (draw letters on paper to form words); note the following common specialised senses:
    • 1407, The Testimony of William Thorpe, pages 40–41
      And thei sauouriden so his loore that thei wroten it bisili and enforsiden hem to rulen hem theraftir… Maister Ion Aston taughte and wroot acordingli and ful bisili, where and whanne and to whom he myghte, and he vsid it himsilf, I gesse, right perfyghtli vnto his lyues eende.”
    1. To record in writing; to produce or add to a written document.
    2. To act as a notary or a scribe; to transcribe into or note with writing.
    3. To write about; to cover, discuss, or report on in writing.
    4. To create a written or literary work; to author.
    5. To send a letter or document one wrote off.
    6. To convert into another language; to make a translation of.
  2. To engrave, carve, or scratch
  3. To form words or letters via means other than drawing or engraving.
  4. (rare) To make one's signature or identifying symbol.
  5. (rare) To represent via means other than writing.

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Middle Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon writan (to write, carve), from Proto-Germanic *wrītaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

wrîten

  1. to write
  2. to carve, to scratch

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