Open main menu

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German lōsen, from Proto-Germanic *lausijaną. Cognate with Dutch lozen, obsolete English leese (from Old English līesan); also Danish løse, Faroese loysa, Icelandic leysa (to loosen, to resolve, to untie), Norwegian løse and Swedish lösa (all from the Old Norse leysa).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈløːzn̩], [ˈløːzən]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

lösen (third-person singular simple present löst, past tense löste, past participle gelöst, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to loose; to loosen; to detach; to remove
    (etwas) von (etwas anderes) lösen - "to remove (something) from (something else)"
  2. (transitive) to separate
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 35/2010, page 96:
      Viele Gewässer sind mit Quecksilber belastet, das die Goldsucher einsetzen, um das Metall vom Gestein zu lösen.
      Many waters are polluted with mercury, which is used by gold diggers to separate the metal from the rock.
  3. (transitive) to cast off; to remove
  4. (transitive, of a problem, puzzle, question, conflict, figuratively) to solve; to resolve; to answer
  5. (reflexive) to come loose
  6. (reflexive) to dissolve
  7. (of a ticket) to buy
    eine Fahrkarte lösen - "to buy a ticket"
  8. (transitive) to release; to undo; to untie; to ease
  9. (transitive, of a relationship, figuratively) to dissolve; to disband; to break up; to end

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish lø̄sn, from Old Norse lausn from Proto-Germanic *lausīniz. Cognate of Danish løsen and Icelandic lausn.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lösen c

  1. ransom
    Synonym: lösensumma
  2. password
    Synonym: lösenord

DeclensionEdit

Declension of lösen 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative lösen lösen
Genitive lösens lösens

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


AnagramsEdit