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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse dofinn (dead).

AdjectiveEdit

doven

  1. lazy (unwilling to work)
  2. stale (of beverages)

InflectionEdit

Inflection of doven
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular doven dovnere dovnest2
Neuter singular dovent dovnere dovnest2
Plural dovne dovnere dovnest2
Definite attributive1 dovne dovnere dovneste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdoːvə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -oːvən

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch dôven, from Old Dutch *dōven, from Proto-Germanic *daubijaną.

VerbEdit

doven

  1. (ergative) to extinguish
InflectionEdit
Inflection of doven (weak)
infinitive doven
past singular doofde
past participle gedoofd
infinitive doven
gerund doven n
present tense past tense
1st person singular doof doofde
2nd person sing. (jij) dooft doofde
2nd person sing. (u) dooft doofde
2nd person sing. (gij) dooft doofde
3rd person singular dooft doofde
plural doven doofden
subjunctive sing.1 dove doofde
subjunctive plur.1 doven doofden
imperative sing. doof
imperative plur.1 dooft
participles dovend gedoofd
1) Archaic.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

doven

  1. Plural form of dove

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse dofinn (dead).

AdjectiveEdit

doven (neuter singular dovent, definite singular and plural dovne, comparative dovnere, indefinite superlative dovnest, definite superlative dovneste)

  1. lazy (unwilling to work)
  2. flat (e.g. beer)
  3. numb (limbs)

Derived termsEdit

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse dofinn (dead).

AdjectiveEdit

doven (neuter singular dove or dovent, definite singular and plural dovne, comparative dovnare, indefinite superlative dovnast, definite superlative dovnaste)

  1. lazy (unwilling to work)
  2. flat (e.g. beer)
  3. numb (limbs)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit