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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German decchen, from Proto-Germanic *þakjaną.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛkən/, [-kən], [-kŋ̩]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

decken (third-person singular simple present deckt, past tense deckte, past participle gedeckt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to cover (a roof, with a blanket, etc.)
  2. (figuratively) to cover (e.g. a demand, a loss; but not “to provide news coverage”)
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 25/2010, page 129:
    • Zudem schrumpfen in Deutschland die Jahrgänge. Das Angebot an Arbeitnehmern, auch im Top-Bereich, wird bald nicht mehr reichen, um den Bedarf zu decken.
      In addition the age groups are shrinking in Germany. The supply of workers, also in the top region, will soon be no longer sufficient to cover the demand.
  3. (figuratively) to cover (a female animal)
  4. to lay or set (the table)
  5. (soccer) to mark
  6. (reflexive) to be congruent, to coincide

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LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German decken, from Old High German thecken, from Proto-Germanic *þakjaną. Cognate with German decken, Dutch dekken, English thatch, Icelandic þekja.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

decken (third-person singular present deckt, past participle gedeckt, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. (transitive) to cover

ConjugationEdit

Regular
infinitive decken
participle gedeckt
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
imperative
1st singular decken
2nd singular decks deck
3rd singular deckt
1st plural decken
2nd plural deckt deckt
3rd plural decken
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch thekken, from Proto-Germanic *þakjaną.

VerbEdit

decken

  1. to roof, to build/repair a roof
  2. to cover
  3. to protect by covering
  4. to erase, to make invisible
  5. to hide
  6. to keep secret

InflectionEdit

Weak
Infinitive decken
3rd sg. past
3rd pl. past
Past participle
Infinitive decken
In genitive deckens
In dative deckene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular decke
2nd singular decs, deckes
3rd singular dect, decket
1st plural decken
2nd plural dect, decket
3rd plural decken
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular decke
2nd singular decs, deckes
3rd singular decke
1st plural decken
2nd plural dect, decket
3rd plural decken
Imperative Present
Singular dec, decke
Plural dect, decket
Present Past
Participle deckende

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DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

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