kluiven

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈklœy̯və(n)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -œy̯vən

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch cluven, from Old Dutch *klūvon, from Proto-Germanic *klūbōną. Originally a weak verb, it became strong by analogy with other verbs.

VerbEdit

kluiven

  1. to gnaw, to nibble
  2. to bite (a piece of meat) into smaller chunks
InflectionEdit
Inflection of kluiven (strong class 2)
infinitive kluiven
past singular kloof
past participle gekloven
infinitive kluiven
gerund kluiven n
present tense past tense
1st person singular kluif kloof
2nd person sing. (jij) kluift kloof
2nd person sing. (u) kluift kloof
2nd person sing. (gij) kluift klooft
3rd person singular kluift kloof
plural kluiven kloven
subjunctive sing.1 kluive klove
subjunctive plur.1 kluiven kloven
imperative sing. kluif
imperative plur.1 kluift
participles kluivend gekloven
1) Archaic.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

kluiven

  1. Plural form of kluif