Dutch Low SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German vinden, from Old Saxon findan.

VerbEdit

finden

  1. to find

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German vinden, from Old High German findan. Cognate with Low German finden, Dutch vinden, English find, Danish finde.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɪndn̩], [ˈfɪndən]
  • Rhymes: -ɪndn̩
  • (file)
  • (file)

VerbEdit

finden (class 3 strong, third-person singular present findet, past tense fand, past participle gefunden, past subjunctive fände, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to find; to discover
    Ich habe deine Schlüssel gefunden.
    I found your keys.
  2. (transitive, with a predicate adjective or predicate noun (accusative)) to think that (something) is (a certain way); to consider (something) to be (a certain way); to find
    Findest du mich interessant?
    Do you find me interesting?
  3. (intransitive) to find one’s way

ConjugationEdit

  • 1st ps. sg. indicative present active also: find', find

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • finden” in Duden online
  • finden” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English findan, from Proto-West Germanic *finþan (with levelled Verner's Law alternations).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfiːndən/, /ˈfindən/

VerbEdit

finden (third-person singular simple present findeth, present participle findende, findynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative fand, past participle founden)

  1. (transitive) to find; to discover

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: find
  • Scots: find, fynd