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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese じゃんけん (janken).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

janken (uncountable)

  1. (games) The game of rock paper scissors.

Further readingEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch janken, further etymology unknown.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑŋkən

VerbEdit

janken

  1. to whine
  2. (informal) to cry
    (Brabantian) Zit hij daar te janken gelijk een klein kind!
    Synonym: blèren

InflectionEdit

Inflection of janken (weak)
infinitive janken
past singular jankte
past participle gejankt
infinitive janken
gerund janken n
present tense past tense
1st person singular jank jankte
2nd person sing. (jij) jankt jankte
2nd person sing. (u) jankt jankte
2nd person sing. (gij) jankt jankte
3rd person singular jankt jankte
plural janken jankten
subjunctive sing.1 janke jankte
subjunctive plur.1 janken jankten
imperative sing. jank
imperative plur.1 jankt
participles jankend gejankt
1) Archaic.

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown.

VerbEdit

janken

  1. to whine, to make a whining sound
  2. to whine, to whinge

InflectionEdit

This verbs needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

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