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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch clieven, from Old Dutch *kliovan, from Proto-Germanic *kleubaną, from Proto-Indo-European *glewbʰ-.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ivən

VerbEdit

klieven

  1. to cut through (waves)
  2. to cleave, to cut

InflectionEdit

Inflection of klieven (strong class 2)
infinitive klieven
past singular kloof
past participle gekloven
infinitive klieven
gerund klieven n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular klief kloof
2nd person sing. (jij) klieft kloof
2nd person sing. (u) klieft kloof
2nd person sing. (gij) klieft klooft
3rd person singular klieft kloof
plural klieven kloven
subjunctive sing.1 klieve klove
subjunctive plur.1 klieven kloven
imperative sing. klief
imperative plur.1 klieft
participles klievend gekloven
1) Archaic.

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