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weten

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch weten, from Old Dutch witan, from Proto-Germanic *witaną, from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (see, know). Compare German wissen, archaic English wit, Danish vide.

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VerbEdit

weten (past singular wist, past participle geweten)

  1. to know (knowledge)
  2. (weten te) to be able to
    De Frisii waren een Germaans volk en net als verscheidene andere Germaanse volkeren wisten ze zich fel te verdedigen tegen de Romeinen. Toch moesten de Frisii zich in het jaar 12 onderwerpen doordat veldheer Drusus hen wist te verslaan.[1]
    The Frisii were a Germanic people and just like various other Germanic peoples they were able to fiercely defend themselves against the Romans. Nevertheless, the Frisii had to subject themselves in the year 12 because warlord Drusus was able to defeat them.
    De voornamelijk op lokaal niveau succesvolle partij Freie Wähler weet voor het eerst ergens op deelstaatniveau de kiesdrempel te halen.
    Through state elections in Bavaria the CSU does not gain, for the first time since 1962, the absolute majority in the state parliament. The party Freie Wähler, successful primarily at the local level, is able for the first time to achieve the election threshold somewhere at the state level. (headline: 28 September 2008)

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See alsoEdit

  • kennen (to know a person, a thing)

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VerbEdit

weten

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of wijten

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Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German witen, from Old Saxon witan, from Proto-Germanic *witaną.

VerbEdit

weten (past singular wüss, past participle wüsst, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to know; to be aware of (a fact)
    Ik weet, woneem du büst. — “I know where you are.”
    vun wat weten — “to know about something”

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Middle Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon witan, from Proto-Germanic *witaną, from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (see, know). Compare Dutch weten, German wissen, archaic English wit, Danish vide.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /wɛə.tən/, IPA(key): /wɪə.tən/ (earlier)
  • IPA(key): /wɛː.tən/, IPA(key): /wɪː.tən/ (some dialects, later)

VerbEdit

wêten

  1. to know (knowledge)

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ZazakiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic وطن (waṭan).

NounEdit

weten

  1. homeland, home country
  2. motherland, fatherland, mother country