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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From lijm 'glue', with many Indo-European cognates (e.g. leem 'loam', slijm 'slime'), apparently from a root meaning 'to smear'

VerbEdit

lijmen

  1. To glue, join (as) with glue
  2. (figuratively) To convince, win over
    Hij lijmde de bengels met snoep
    He won the rascals over with candy
InflectionEdit
Inflection of lijmen (weak)
infinitive lijmen
past singular lijmde
past participle gelijmd
infinitive lijmen
gerund lijmen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular lijm lijmde
2nd person sing. (jij) lijmt lijmde
2nd person sing. (u) lijmt lijmde
2nd person sing. (gij) lijmt lijmde
3rd person singular lijmt lijmde
plural lijmen lijmden
subjunctive sing.1 lijme lijmde
subjunctive plur.1 lijmen lijmden
imperative sing. lijm
imperative plur.1 lijmt
participles lijmend gelijmd
1) Archaic.
SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

lijmen

  1. Plural form of lijm (sense glue)

Etymology 2Edit

Unknown, perhaps the above in the sense 'to string notes'

VerbEdit

lijmen

  1. (intransitive) To sing (also about humans); chatter like a bird
InflectionEdit
Inflection of lijmen (weak)
infinitive lijmen
past singular lijmde
past participle gelijmd
infinitive lijmen
gerund lijmen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular lijm lijmde
2nd person sing. (jij) lijmt lijmde
2nd person sing. (u) lijmt lijmde
2nd person sing. (gij) lijmt lijmde
3rd person singular lijmt lijmde
plural lijmen lijmden
subjunctive sing.1 lijme lijmde
subjunctive plur.1 lijmen lijmden
imperative sing. lijm
imperative plur.1 lijmt
participles lijmend gelijmd
1) Archaic.

NounEdit

lijmen

  1. Plural form of lijm (sense chatter)