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DutchEdit

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *delvan, from Proto-Germanic *delbaną.

VerbEdit

delven

  1. to delve, to dig, to excavate (create by digging)
  2. to bury

InflectionEdit

Strong class 3
Infinitive delven
3rd sg. past dalf
3rd pl. past dolven
Past participle gedolven
Infinitive delven
In genitive delvens
In dative delvene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular delve dalf
2nd singular delfs, delves dolfs, dolves
3rd singular delft, delvet dalf
1st plural delven dolven
2nd plural delft, delvet dolft, dolvet
3rd plural delven dolven
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular delve dolve
2nd singular delfs, delves dolves
3rd singular delve dolve
1st plural delven dolven
2nd plural delft, delvet dolvet
3rd plural delven dolven
Imperative Present
Singular delf, delve
Plural delft, delvet
Present Past
Participle delvende gedolven

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

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