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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch beleggen. Equivalent to be- +‎ leggen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈlɛɣə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: be‧leg‧gen
  • Rhymes: -ɛɣən

VerbEdit

beleggen

  1. (transitive) to cover, smear, butter, spread over (e.g. a piece of bread with butter and jam)
  2. (transitive, finance) to invest money
  3. (transitive) to convoke, to call a meeting
  4. (transitive) to belay, to fasten (a rope), to fasten (with rope)
  5. (transitive) to cover with
  6. (transitive, obsolete) to plan, to devise

InflectionEdit

Inflection of beleggen (weak, prefixed)
infinitive beleggen
past singular belegde
past participle belegd
infinitive beleggen
gerund beleggen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular beleg belegde
2nd person sing. (jij) belegt belegde
2nd person sing. (u) belegt belegde
2nd person sing. (gij) belegt belegde
3rd person singular belegt belegde
plural beleggen belegden
subjunctive sing.1 belegge belegde
subjunctive plur.1 beleggen belegden
imperative sing. beleg
imperative plur.1 belegt
participles beleggend belegd
1) Archaic.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: belê