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DutchEdit

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch houwan, from Proto-Germanic *hawwaną (to hew, forge).

VerbEdit

houwen

  1. to chop, to hew
  2. to chop down, to fell
  3. to chop into pieces
  4. to slash

InflectionEdit

Strong class 7
Infinitive houwen
3rd sg. past hieu
3rd pl. past hiewen
Past participle gehouwen
Infinitive houwen
In genitive houwens
In dative houwene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular houwe hieu
2nd singular hous, houwes hieus, hiewes
3rd singular hout, houwet hieu
1st plural houwen hiewen
2nd plural hout, houwet hieut, hiewet
3rd plural houwen hiewen
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular houwe hiewe
2nd singular hous, houwes hiewes
3rd singular houwe hiewe
1st plural houwen hiewen
2nd plural hout, houwet hiewet
3rd plural houwen hiewen
Imperative Present
Singular hou, houwe
Plural hout, houwet
Present Past
Participle houwende gehouwen

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • houwen”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • houwen”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929