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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɦɛi̯.lə.ɣə(n)/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Hyphenation: hei‧li‧gen
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯ləɣən

Etymology 1

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From Middle Dutch heiligen, from Old Dutch *hēlagon, *heiligon, from Proto-Germanic *hailagōną. Equivalent to heilig (holy) +‎ -en.

Verb

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heiligen

  1. (transitive) to hallow, to sanctify
    Uw naam worde geheiligd.
    Hallowed be thy name.
Inflection
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Conjugation of heiligen (weak)
infinitive heiligen
past singular heiligde
past participle geheiligd
infinitive heiligen
gerund heiligen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular heilig heiligde
2nd person sing. (jij) heiligt heiligde
2nd person sing. (u) heiligt heiligde
2nd person sing. (gij) heiligt heiligde
3rd person singular heiligt heiligde
plural heiligen heiligden
subjunctive sing.1 heilige heiligde
subjunctive plur.1 heiligen heiligden
imperative sing. heilig
imperative plur.1 heiligt
participles heiligend geheiligd
1) Archaic.
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Descendants
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  • Afrikaans: heilig

Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun

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heiligen

  1. plural of heilige

German

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From Middle High German heiligen, from Old High German heilagōn, from Proto-Germanic *hailagōną. Cognate with Dutch heiligen, English hallow.

Verb

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heiligen (weak, third-person singular present heiligt, past tense heiligte, past participle geheiligt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to hallow; to make holy
    Vater unser im Himmel, geheiligt werde dein Name.
    Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. (Lord’s Prayer)
    Sende deinen Geist auf diese Gaben herab und heilige sie, damit sie uns werden Leib und Blut deines Sohnes, unseres Herrn Jesus Christus.
    Let your Spirit come upon these gifts to make them holy, so that they may become for us the body and blood of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. (Catholic eucharist prayer)
  2. (transitive) to regard or respect as holy
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Etymology 2

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Adjective

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heiligen

  1. inflection of heilig:
    1. strong genitive masculine/neuter singular
    2. weak/mixed genitive/dative all-gender singular
    3. strong/weak/mixed accusative masculine singular
    4. strong dative plural
    5. weak/mixed all-case plural

Further reading

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  • heiligen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • heiligen” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • heiligen” in Duden online
  • heiligen” in OpenThesaurus.de