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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfɔːlən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfɔlən/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

fallen

  1. past participle of fall

AdjectiveEdit

fallen (not comparable)

  1. having dropped by the force of gravity
    fallen raindrops
  2. (literary) killed in battle
    to honor fallen soldiers
  3. having lost one's chastity
    a fallen woman
  4. having collapsed
    a fallen building

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NounEdit

fallen (plural fallen)

  1. (plural only) The dead
  2. (plural only) Casualties of battle or war.
  3. (countable, Christianity) One who has fallen, as from grace.
    • 1873, James Strong, Cyclopaedia of Biblical, theological, and ecclesiastical literature, volume 5:
      In the Augustinian period, however, sin was held to be a death-inflicting agent, implying that the fallen was dead, and had to be restored to life.

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CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

fallen

  1. third-person plural present indicative form of fallar

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German fallan, from Proto-Germanic *fallaną, from Proto-Indo-European *pōl-. Akin to Low German fallen, Dutch vallen, Dutch fall, Danish falde, Dutch falla.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaln̩/, /ˈfalən/
  • (file)
  • (file)

VerbEdit

fallen (class 7 strong, third-person singular simple present fällt, past tense fiel, past participle gefallen, past subjunctive fiele, auxiliary sein)

  1. (intransitive) to fall; to drop
    • 1960, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, ‘Gespenster’:
      Das Programm fiel ihr aus der Hand.
      The programme fell from her hand.
    Der Regen fiel wie aus Eimern.
    It rained cats and dogs. (literally: 'The rain fell as if out of buckets.')
    Sie fiel zu Boden.
    She fell to the floor.
  2. (intransitive, military) to die; to fall in battle; to die in battle; to be killed in action
    • 1918, Elisabeth von Heyking, Die Orgelpfeifen, in: Zwei Erzählungen, Phillipp Reclam jun. Verlag, page 31:
      Bei einem Patrouillenritt, zu dem er sich freiwillig gemeldet, war der älteste der Enkel gefallen. Ruhte nun fern in Feindesland.
      On a patrolling ride, for which he had volunteered, the oldest of the grandchildren had died. Rested now far away in enemy country.
  3. (intransitive) to fall, to collapse, to be overthrown.
    Das Römische Reich fiel auf Grund der Völkerwanderung.
    The Roman Empire was overthrown by the consequences of the Migration period.
  4. (intransitive) to become lower, to decrease, to decline
    Zur Zeit der Finanzkrise fielen viele Aktienkurse um zahlreiche Prozentpunkte.
    During the banking scandal many stock prices decreased by a large percentage.
  5. (reflexive) (with zurück) To be allotted to; to be able to change one's fate.
    Und somit fiel die Entscheidung was zu tun ist auf mich zurück.
    And thus the decision of what is to be done fell once more to me.

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Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon fallan, from Proto-Germanic *fallaną.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfalːn̩/, /ˈfalːən/

VerbEdit

fallen (past singular full, past participle fullen, auxiliary verb wesen)

  1. (ergative) to fall, tumble
    de Avend falltthe evening falls
    in Slaap fallento fall asleep
  2. to happen
    dat is op düssen Dag fullenthat happened on that day

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the verb falle

AdjectiveEdit

fallen (neuter singular fallent, definite singular and plural falne)

  1. fallen

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the verb falle

AdjectiveEdit

fallen (neuter singular falle, definite singular and plural falne)

  1. fallen

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SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

fallen

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of fallar.
  2. Second-person plural (ustedes) present subjunctive form of fallar.
  3. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present subjunctive form of fallar.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

past participle of falla.

AdjectiveEdit

fallen

  1. fallen
    en fallen ängela fallen angel
    fallna äpplenfallen apples

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of fallen
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular fallen
Neuter singular fallet
Plural fallna
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 fallne
All fallna
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

NounEdit

fallen

  1. definite plural of fall