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blaffen

DutchEdit

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NounEdit

blaffen

  1. Plural form of blaf

VerbEdit

blaffen (past singular blafte, past participle geblaft)

  1. (intransitive) To bark, like a canine and certain others species
  2. (intransitive) To shout rudely etc.
  3. (intransitive) To grumble, notably said of a hungry stomach
  4. (intransitive) To utter pointless sounds, e.g. protest or argue in vain

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SynonymsEdit

  • (to bark, like a canine) bassen

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Likely borrowed from Middle Dutch blaffen, which has the earliest attestations. Compare modern Dutch blaffen. Ultimately pertaining to bellen.

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VerbEdit

blaffen (third-person singular simple present blafft, past tense blaffte, past participle geblafft, auxiliary haben)

  1. to bark briefly
  2. to speak or shout in an aggressive, rude manner

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