flechten

See also: Flechten

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German vlehten, from Old High German flehtan, from Proto-Germanic *flehtaną.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈflɛçtən/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

flechten (weak or class 3 strong, third-person singular present (colloquial) flechtet or (traditional/standard) flicht, past tense (colloquial) flechtete or (traditional/standard) flocht, past participle (colloquial) geflechtet or (traditional/standard) geflochten, past subjunctive (colloquial) flechtete or (traditional/standard) flöchte, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to plait; to braid; to weave

Usage notesEdit

  • For the 2nd and 3rd person singular there are two sets of forms: regularized (du flechtest, er flechtet) and traditional (du flichtst, er flicht). Only the traditional forms are standard, and they remain favoured in literary German, but are rare in the vernacular and might even be unintelligible to many less educated speakers.

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LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German flehtan, from Proto-Germanic *flehtaną. Cognate with German flechten, Dutch vlechten, Icelandic flétta, Danish flette.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

flechten (third-person singular present flecht, past participle geflecht, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. to plait, to braid

ConjugationEdit

Regular
infinitive flechten
participle geflecht
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
imperative
1st singular flechten
2nd singular flechts flecht
3rd singular flecht
1st plural flechten
2nd plural flecht flecht
3rd plural flechten
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.

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