blaffen

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch, cognate with baffen, bassen, either from Sanskrit (bhash) or a direct onomatopoeia

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

blaffen

  1. Plural form of blaf

VerbEdit

blaffen (past singular blafte, past participle geblaft)

  1. (intransitive) To bark, like a canine and certain others species
  2. (intransitive) To shout rudely etc.
  3. (intransitive) To grumble, notably said of a hungry stomach
  4. (intransitive) To utter pointless sounds, e.g. protest or argue in vain

ConjugationEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • (to bark, like a canine) bassen

Derived termsEdit

  • afblaffen (verb)
  • beblaffen (verb)
  • blaf
  • blaffer m
  • blafhoest m
  • blafkaak m
  • blafs (adjective)
  • geblaf n
  • nablaffen (verb)
  • tegenblaffen (verb)
  • toeblaffen (verb)
Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 02:31