DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch heien.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦɛi̯.ə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: hei‧en
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯ən

VerbEdit

heien

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to drive (a pile, plank or wall) into the ground

InflectionEdit

Inflection of heien (weak)
infinitive heien
past singular heide
past participle geheid
infinitive heien
gerund heien n
present tense past tense
1st person singular hei heide
2nd person sing. (jij) heit heide
2nd person sing. (u) heit heide
2nd person sing. (gij) heit heide
3rd person singular heit heide
plural heien heiden
subjunctive sing.1 heie heide
subjunctive plur.1 heien heiden
imperative sing. hei
imperative plur.1 heit
participles heiend geheid
1) Archaic.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: hei
  • West Frisian: heie

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

A conflation of Old English ġehēgan (to perform, conduct) (from Proto-Germanic *hawjaną) and hēan (to raise up, exalt) (from *hauhijaną). Also influenced by heigh (high).

VerbEdit

heien (third-person singular simple present heieth, present participle heiynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle heied)

  1. to raise, lift up
  2. (reflexive) to climb
  3. to go up, rise
  4. to honor, respect
  5. to promote, make powerful, rich

Alternative formsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: high (verb)

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

heien m or f

  1. definite masculine singular of hei