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DutchEdit

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *blēken, from Proto-Germanic *blaikijaną.

VerbEdit

blêken

  1. to pale, to become/be white
  2. to bleach, to make white

InflectionEdit

Weak
Infinitive blêken
3rd sg. past
3rd pl. past
Past participle
Infinitive blêken
In genitive blêkens
In dative blêkene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular blêke
2nd singular blêecs, blêkes
3rd singular blêect, blêket
1st plural blêken
2nd plural blêect, blêket
3rd plural blêken
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular blêke
2nd singular blêecs, blêkes
3rd singular blêke
1st plural blêken
2nd plural blêect, blêket
3rd plural blêken
Imperative Present
Singular blêec, blêke
Plural blêect, blêket
Present Past
Participle blêkende

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Further readingEdit

  • bleken”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • bleken (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929