DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦɑu̯ə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑu̯ən

VerbEdit

houwen

  1. (intransitive) to hew

InflectionEdit

Inflection of houwen (strong class 7)
infinitive houwen
past singular hieuw
past participle gehouwen
infinitive houwen
gerund houwen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular houw hieuw
2nd person sing. (jij) houwt hieuw
2nd person sing. (u) houwt hieuw
2nd person sing. (gij) houwt hieuwt
3rd person singular houwt hieuw
plural houwen hieuwen
subjunctive sing.1 houwe hieuwe
subjunctive plur.1 houwen hieuwen
imperative sing. houw
imperative plur.1 houwt
participles houwend gehouwen
1) Archaic.
Inflection of houwen (weak with strong past participle)
infinitive houwen
past singular houwde
past participle gehouwen
infinitive houwen
gerund houwen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular houw houwde
2nd person sing. (jij) houwt houwde
2nd person sing. (u) houwt houwde
2nd person sing. (gij) houwt houwde
3rd person singular houwt houwde
plural houwen houwden
subjunctive sing.1 houwe houwde
subjunctive plur.1 houwen houwden
imperative sing. houw
imperative plur.1 houwt
participles houwend gehouwen
1) Archaic.

Derived termsEdit


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

  • Dutch: houwen
  • Limburgish: houwe

Further readingEdit