Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈleːnə(n)/
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  • Hyphenation: le‧nen
  • Rhymes: -eːnən

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Dutch lênen, from Old Dutch *lēnen, from Proto-Germanic *laihnijaną.

Verb edit

lenen

  1. (transitive) To borrow [+ van (from)]
  2. (ditransitive, or with an indirect object) To lend.
  3. (reflexive) To lend itself to, be fit [+ tot (for)].
Inflection edit
Inflection of lenen (weak)
infinitive lenen
past singular leende
past participle geleend
infinitive lenen
gerund lenen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular leen leende
2nd person sing. (jij) leent leende
2nd person sing. (u) leent leende
2nd person sing. (gij) leent leende
3rd person singular leent leende
plural lenen leenden
subjunctive sing.1 lene leende
subjunctive plur.1 lenen leenden
imperative sing. leen
imperative plur.1 leent
participles lenend geleend
1) Archaic.
Derived terms edit
Related terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Afrikaans: leen
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: leni
  • Negerhollands: leen, lin
  • ? Saramaccan: le'ni
  • ? Sranan Tongo: leni

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun edit

lenen

  1. plural of leen

Middle Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Old Dutch *lēnen, from Proto-West Germanic *laihnijan.

Verb edit

lênen

  1. To lend
  2. To borrow
  3. To grant, to allow.

Inflection edit

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Descendants edit

Further reading edit

Old Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *hlainijan.

Verb edit

lēnen

  1. To lean, to rest.

Inflection edit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants edit

Further reading edit

  • lēnen”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012