DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪnə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪnən

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch minnen, from Old Dutch minnon, from Proto-Germanic *minjōną. Equivalent to min +‎ -en.

VerbEdit

minnen

  1. (transitive) to love
  2. (transitive) to neck, cuddle
  3. (transitive) to have an affinity for
InflectionEdit
Inflection of minnen (weak)
infinitive minnen
past singular minde
past participle gemind
infinitive minnen
gerund minnen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular min minde
2nd person sing. (jij) mint minde
2nd person sing. (u) mint minde
2nd person sing. (gij) mint minde
3rd person singular mint minde
plural minnen minden
subjunctive sing.1 minne minde
subjunctive plur.1 minnen minden
imperative sing. min
imperative plur.1 mint
participles minnend gemind
1) Archaic.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

minnen

  1. plural of min

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪnən/
  • Hyphenation: min‧nen

VerbEdit

minnen (third-person singular simple present minnt, past tense minnte, past participle geminnt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (poetic) to love
    • 1868, Karl Simrock, Das Nibelungenlied[1], 19th edition, page 11:
      Nun war er in der Stärke,   daß er wohl Waffen trug:
      Wes er dazu bedurfte,   des gab man ihm genug.
      Schon sann er zu werben   um manches schöne Kind;
      Die hätten wohl mit Ehren   den schönen Siegfried geminnt.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

ConjugationEdit

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

minnen

  1. indefinite plural of minne