zeven

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch seven, from Old Dutch sivun, sivon, from Proto-Germanic *sebun, from earlier *sebunt, from Proto-Indo-European *septḿ̥, with -t added through influence of "nine" and "ten". Compare German sieben, English seven.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -eːvən
  • IPA(key): /ˈzeː.və(n)/, /ˈzøː.və(n)/
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Numeral[edit]

Dutch cardinal numbers
 <  6 7 8  > 
    Cardinal : zeven
    Ordinal : zevende

zeven

  1. (cardinal) seven

Verb[edit]

zeven (past singular zeefde, past participle gezeefd)

  1. to sift, sieve, strain

Conjugation[edit]

Inflection of zeven (weak)
infinitive zeven
past singular zeefde
past participle gezeefd
infinitive zeven
gerund zeven n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular zeef zeefde
2nd person sing. (jij) zeeft zeefde
2nd person sing. (u) zeeft zeefde
2nd person sing. (gij) zeeft zeefde
3rd person singular zeeft zeefde
plural zeven zeefden
subjunctive sing.1 zeve zeefde
subjunctive plur.1 zeven zeefden
imperative sing. zeef
imperative plur.1 zeeft
participles zevend gezeefd
1) Archaic.