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EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Compare Low German knuffeln, knüffeln, an iterative form of Low German knuffen (to poke; bump; nudge), West Frisian knoffelje (to push; knock; bump).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈknʏfələ(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: knuf‧fe‧len
  • Rhymes: -ʏfələn

VerbEdit

knuffelen

  1. (transitive and intransitive) to cuddle, hug

InflectionEdit

Inflection of knuffelen (weak)
infinitive knuffelen
past singular knuffelde
past participle geknuffeld
infinitive knuffelen
gerund knuffelen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular knuffel knuffelde
2nd person sing. (jij) knuffelt knuffelde
2nd person sing. (u) knuffelt knuffelde
2nd person sing. (gij) knuffelt knuffelde
3rd person singular knuffelt knuffelde
plural knuffelen knuffelden
subjunctive sing.1 knuffele knuffelde
subjunctive plur.1 knuffelen knuffelden
imperative sing. knuffel
imperative plur.1 knuffelt
participles knuffelend geknuffeld
1) Archaic.

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