See also: Kraken

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

kraken (plural krakens)

  1. Alternative form of Kraken

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch crāken, from Old Dutch *krakon, from Proto-Germanic *krakōną.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkraːkə(n)/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

kraken

  1. (transitive) to crack, break open (a shell)
  2. (intransitive) to make a creaky sound, like something being cracked
  3. (transitive) to break up into (chemical) components
  4. (transitive, figuratively) to break someone mentally
  5. (transitive, figuratively) to solve a code
  6. (transitive and intransitive, figuratively) to practise chiropractic (on a patient)
  7. (transitive, figuratively) to squat (a building)
  8. (intransitive) to start (said of the day)

InflectionEdit

Inflection of kraken (weak)
infinitive kraken
past singular kraakte
past participle gekraakt
infinitive kraken
gerund kraken n
present tense past tense
1st person singular kraak kraakte
2nd person sing. (jij) kraakt kraakte
2nd person sing. (u) kraakt kraakte
2nd person sing. (gij) kraakt kraakte
3rd person singular kraakt kraakte
plural kraken kraakten
subjunctive sing.1 krake kraakte
subjunctive plur.1 kraken kraakten
imperative sing. kraak
imperative plur.1 kraakt
participles krakend gekraakt
1) Archaic.

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Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Negerhollands: kraek
  • Petjo: kraken
  • Papiamentu: krak, kraak

NounEdit

kraken

  1. Plural form of kraak
  2. Alternative form of kraak.

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Norwegian kraken (Bokmål entry; Nynorsk entry), definite singular of krake (sea monster) (Bokmål entry; Nynorsk entry), both from Old Norse kraki (sea monster, literally something twisted), from Proto-Germanic *krankaz (crooked).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kraken m (plural krakens)

  1. Kraken

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “krake” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Further readingEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

kraken

  1. definite singular of krake

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

kraken

  1. definite form singular of krake