See also: Kappen and käppen

DanishEdit

NounEdit

kappen c

  1. definite singular of kappe

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑpən

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch cappen. Further origin unsettled. Apparently related to German Low German kappen (to clip, cut), German kappen (to clip, cut), English chap and chop. The slang sense may have a distinct (unknown) etymology.

VerbEdit

kappen

  1. (transitive) to cut hair and model it
  2. (transitive) to chop, as with an axe
  3. (transitive) to cut down, fell (e.g. a tree)
  4. (figurative, intransitive) (in kappen op ...) to criticize
  5. (colloquial, intransitive) to cease, give up, stop
  6. (slang) to talk; notably
    1. (intransitive) to plead
    2. (transitive) to speak (a) slang
InflectionEdit
Inflection of kappen (weak)
infinitive kappen
past singular kapte
past participle gekapt
infinitive kappen
gerund kappen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular kap kapte
2nd person sing. (jij) kapt kapte
2nd person sing. (u) kapt kapte
2nd person sing. (gij) kapt kapte
3rd person singular kapt kapte
plural kappen kapten
subjunctive sing.1 kappe kapte
subjunctive plur.1 kappen kapten
imperative sing. kap
imperative plur.1 kapt
participles kappend gekapt
1) Archaic.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

VerbEdit

kappen

  1. (transitive) To fit (someone) with a (fabric) hood, cap etc.
  2. (transitive, figurative) To trick (someone), play a prank on ...
  3. (transitive) To dress, fit with a hairstyle or headdress
  4. (transitive) To cover (something) with a (heavy) hood, casing etc.
InflectionEdit
Inflection of kappen (weak)
infinitive kappen
past singular kapte
past participle gekapt
infinitive kappen
gerund kappen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular kap kapte
2nd person sing. (jij) kapt kapte
2nd person sing. (u) kapt kapte
2nd person sing. (gij) kapt kapte
3rd person singular kapt kapte
plural kappen kapten
subjunctive sing.1 kappe kapte
subjunctive plur.1 kappen kapten
imperative sing. kap
imperative plur.1 kapt
participles kappend gekapt
1) Archaic.

Etymology 3Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

VerbEdit

kappen

  1. (transitive) to young, notably have piglets
InflectionEdit
Inflection of kappen (weak)
infinitive kappen
past singular kapte
past participle gekapt
infinitive kappen
gerund kappen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular kap kapte
2nd person sing. (jij) kapt kapte
2nd person sing. (u) kapt kapte
2nd person sing. (gij) kapt kapte
3rd person singular kapt kapte
plural kappen kapten
subjunctive sing.1 kappe kapte
subjunctive plur.1 kappen kapten
imperative sing. kap
imperative plur.1 kapt
participles kappend gekapt
1) Archaic.
Alternative formsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

kappen

  1. Plural form of kap

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German kappen, from Middle Low German kappen, from Middle Dutch cappen (to chop). Compare Alemannic German kchapfen (to chop, mince).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkapən/, [ˈkapən], [ˈkapm̩]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

kappen (third-person singular simple present kappt, past tense kappte, past participle gekappt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to cut down so as to make unusable; to cut off; to interrupt
    Die zurückziehenden Truppen hatten Befehl, alle Strommasten zu kappen.
    The withdrawing troops had been commanded to cut down all utility poles.

ConjugationEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

kappen m or f

  1. definite masculine singular of kappe