Dutch

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Middle Dutch dreigen, from Old Dutch *threigen, of unclear origin.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdrɛi̯ɣə(n)/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Hyphenation: drei‧gen
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯ɣən

Verb

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dreigen

  1. (intransitive) to threaten
  2. (intransitive) to be imminent, to loom

Inflection

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Conjugation of dreigen (weak)
infinitive dreigen
past singular dreigde
past participle gedreigd
infinitive dreigen
gerund dreigen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular dreig dreigde
2nd person sing. (jij) dreigt dreigde
2nd person sing. (u) dreigt dreigde
2nd person sing. (gij) dreigt dreigde
3rd person singular dreigt dreigde
plural dreigen dreigden
subjunctive sing.1 dreige dreigde
subjunctive plur.1 dreigen dreigden
imperative sing. dreig
imperative plur.1 dreigt
participles dreigend gedreigd
1) Archaic.

Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Afrikaans: dreig
  • Negerhollands: dreeg, dreig
  • Aukan: deleigi
  • Papiamentu: dreige (dated)
  • Sranan Tongo: dreigi
    • Caribbean Javanese: drégi

Anagrams

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Middle Dutch

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Etymology

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From Old Dutch *threigen, of unclear origin.

Verb

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dreigen

  1. to threaten, to intimidate
  2. to warn

Inflection

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Weak
Infinitive dreigen
3rd sg. past
3rd pl. past
Past participle
Infinitive dreigen
In genitive dreigens
In dative dreigene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular dreige
2nd singular dreichs, dreiges
3rd singular dreicht, dreiget
1st plural dreigen
2nd plural dreicht, dreiget
3rd plural dreigen
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular dreige
2nd singular dreichs, dreiges
3rd singular dreige
1st plural dreigen
2nd plural dreicht, dreiget
3rd plural dreigen
Imperative Present
Singular dreich, dreige
Plural dreicht, dreiget
Present Past
Participle dreigende

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