zegen

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch seghen, from Old Dutch *segan, from Latin signum, from which also sein. Cognate with German Segnung 'blessing'.

Noun[edit]

zegen m (plural zegens, diminutive zegentje n)

  1. A blessing, benediction
  2. (figuratively) A boon, anything beneficial.
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Verb[edit]

zegen

  1. first-person singular present indicative of zegenen
  2. imperative of zegenen

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

zegen

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of zijgen

Etymology 3[edit]

Germanic, from Middle Dutch seghene, seine, cognate with Old English segna etc.

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(all obsolete)

Noun[edit]

zegen f (plural zegens, diminutive zegentje n)

  1. A dragnet, used for :
    1. fishing
    2. catching crustaceans
    3. hunting fowl, notably partidges
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