See also: Fasten and fästen

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English fastenen, from Old English fæstnian, from Proto-Germanic *fastinōną, from *fastuz.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfɑːsən/, /ˈfɑːsn̩/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfæsən/, /ˈfæsn̩/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

fasten ‎(third-person singular simple present fastens, present participle fastening, simple past and past participle fastened)

  1. To attach or connect in a secure manner.
    The sailor fastened the boat to the dock with a half-hitch.
    Fasten your seatbelts!
    Can you fasten these boards together with some nails?
    • Jonathan Swift
      The words Whig and Tory have been pressed to the service of many successions of parties, with very different ideas fastened to them.
  2. To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to land.
    to fasten a blow
    • Shakespeare
      if I can fasten but one cup upon him

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GermanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Middle High German vasten, from Old High German fastēn, from Proto-Germanic *fastijaną.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfastn̩/, /ˈfastən/
  • Homophone: fassten
  • Hyphenation: fas‧ten; pre-1996: fa‧sten

VerbEdit

fasten ‎(third-person singular simple present fastet, past tense fastete, past participle gefastet, auxiliary haben)

  1. to fast
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Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaːstən/
  • Hyphenation: fas‧ten; pre-1996: fa‧sten

VerbEdit

fasten

  1. First-person plural preterite of fasen.
  2. Third-person plural preterite of fasen.
  3. First-person plural subjunctive II of fasen.
  4. Third-person plural subjunctive II of fasen.

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NounEdit

fasten m, f

  1. definite masculine singular of faste

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *fastijaną, whence also Old English fæstan, Old Norse fasta

VerbEdit

fastēn

  1. to fast

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