See also: Graven

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English graven, igraven, from Old English grafen, ġegrafen, from Proto-Germanic *grabanaz, past participle of Proto-Germanic *grabaną (to dig, trench).

VerbEdit

graven

  1. past participle of grave
    • 1872, James De Mille, The Cryptogram[1], HTML edition, The Gutenberg Project, published 2009:
      Deep lines were graven on her pale forehead, and on her wan, thin cheeks.

AdjectiveEdit

graven (not comparable)

  1. carved, engraved
    • Old Testament (Exodus 20:4 KJV)
      Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
  2. Something made by a person, or something human-made. Anything made by a person's hands.
  3. Something that is not alive, but made dead, from the grave.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From graven (adjective) above.

VerbEdit

graven (third-person singular simple present gravens, present participle gravening, simple past and past participle gravened)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To make graven or engraved
    • 1786, Thomas Doolittle, A treatise concerning the Lord's Supper:
      I saw I was not only gravened upon the palms of his hands, or set as a seal upon his arm, but I was pourtrayed upon his heart.

Etymology 3Edit

From grave (adjective) +‎ -en.

VerbEdit

graven (third-person singular simple present gravens, present participle gravening, simple past and past participle gravened)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To make or become grave (serious or sombre)
    • 2012, Samuel W Herbert, Avenue:
      Whatever it was that had cast a dark shadow and gravened the faces of those normally ebullient people was much too complicated for me to understand.

CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

graven

  1. third-person plural present indicative form of gravar

DanishEdit

NounEdit

graven c

  1. definite singular of grav

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɣraːvə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: gra‧ven
  • Rhymes: -aːvən

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch grāven, from Old Dutch gravan, from Proto-West Germanic *graban, from Proto-Germanic *grabaną.

VerbEdit

graven

  1. (transitive or intransitive) To dig physically.
  2. To search for information.
InflectionEdit
Inflection of graven (strong class 6)
infinitive graven
past singular groef
past participle gegraven
infinitive graven
gerund graven n
present tense past tense
1st person singular graaf groef
2nd person sing. (jij) graaft groef
2nd person sing. (u) graaft groef
2nd person sing. (gij) graaft groeft
3rd person singular graaft groef
plural graven groeven
subjunctive sing.1 grave groeve
subjunctive plur.1 graven groeven
imperative sing. graaf
imperative plur.1 graaft
participles gravend gegraven
1) Archaic.
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: graaf
  • Jersey Dutch: xrâve
  • Negerhollands: graav, graev
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

NounEdit

graven

  1. Plural form of graf

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

NounEdit

graven

  1. Plural form of graaf

AnagramsEdit


Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch gravan.

VerbEdit

grāven

  1. To dig.
  2. To bury.

InflectionEdit

Strong class 6
Infinitive grāven
3rd sg. past groef
3rd pl. past groeven
Past participle gegrāven
Infinitive grāven
In genitive grāvens
In dative grāvene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular grāve groef
2nd singular grāefs, grāves groefs, groeves
3rd singular grāeft, grāvet groef
1st plural grāven groeven
2nd plural grāeft, grāvet groeft, groevet
3rd plural grāven groeven
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular grāve groeve
2nd singular grāefs, grāves groeves
3rd singular grāve groeve
1st plural grāven groeven
2nd plural grāeft, grāvet groevet
3rd plural grāven groeven
Imperative Present
Singular graf, grāef, grāve
Plural grāeft, grāvet
Present Past
Participle grāvende gegrāven

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English grafan, from Proto-West Germanic *graban, from Proto-Germanic *grabaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

graven

  1. To dig or excavate:
    1. To bury, especially to inhume or entomb.
    2. To dig up the ground (for agriculture, excavation, etc.)
    3. (rare) To dig into one's hands.
  2. To carve or adorn:
    1. To carve or engrave (with inscriptions or carvings)
    2. To sculpt; to carve with a chisel.
    3. To adorn with precious metal.
  3. (figuratively) To impress deeply on the mind.

ConjugationEdit

Related termsEdit

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

graven m or f

  1. definite masculine singular of grav

NounEdit

graven m

  1. definite singular of grave

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

graven

  1. inflection of gravar:
    1. third-person plural present subjunctive
    2. third-person plural imperative

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

graven

  1. definite singular of grav.

AnagramsEdit