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niesen

See also: Niesen

DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

niesen (past singular nieste, past participle geniest)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) Alternative form of niezen.
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

niesen

  1. Plural form of niese

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German niosan, from Proto-Germanic *hneusaną, a variant of *fneusaną. Cognate with Dutch niezen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈniːzən/, [ˈniːzən], [ˈniːzn̩] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈniːsən/ (just as common)
  • (file)

VerbEdit

niesen (third-person singular simple present niest, past tense nieste, past participle geniest or genossen, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to sneeze

Usage notesEdit

  • By far the most common past participle is regular geniest. Only this form is correct by standard rules.
  • Among those speakers who pronounce the verb with a voiceless [s]-sound, some few use the strong participle genossen, which is more properly that of genießen (to enjoy). This usage is most often humorous, otherwise quite rare.

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