behouden

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈɦɑu̯də(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: be‧hou‧den
  • Rhymes: -ɑu̯dən

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch behouden, from Old Dutch *bihaldan, from Proto-Germanic *bihaldaną (to keep). Equivalent to be- +‎ houden.

VerbEdit

behouden

  1. (transitive) to save, keep
  2. (transitive) to preserve
InflectionEdit
Inflection of behouden (strong class 7, slightly irregular, prefixed)
infinitive behouden
past singular behield
past participle behouden
infinitive behouden
gerund behouden n
present tense past tense
1st person singular behou, behoud behield
2nd person sing. (jij) behoudt behield
2nd person sing. (u) behoudt behield
2nd person sing. (gij) behoudt behieldt
3rd person singular behoudt behield
plural behouden behielden
subjunctive sing.1 behoude behielde
subjunctive plur.1 behouden behielden
imperative sing. behou, behoud
imperative plur.1 behoudt
participles behoudend behouden
1) Archaic.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

ParticipleEdit

behouden

  1. past participle of behouden
InflectionEdit
Inflection of behouden
uninflected behouden
inflected behouden
positive
predicative/adverbial behouden
indefinite m./f. sing. behouden
n. sing. behouden
plural behouden
definite behouden
partitive behoudens

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch bihaldan. Equivalent to be- +‎ houden.

VerbEdit

behouden

  1. to keep, to not lose
  2. to keep, to preserve, to protect
  3. to have left over
  4. to have power over, to rule over
  5. to get, to receive

InflectionEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: behouden
  • Limburgish: behaaje

Further readingEdit