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zegen

DutchEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

zegen m (plural zegens, diminutive zegentje n)

  1. A blessing, benediction
  2. (figuratively) A boon, anything beneficial.
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VerbEdit

zegen

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

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

zegen

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of zijgen

Etymology 3Edit

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

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(all obsolete)

NounEdit

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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