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From Middle English nakenen, nacnen, equivalent to nake +‎ -en.

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naken (third-person singular simple present nakens, present participle nakening, simple past and past participle nakened)

  1. (transitive, UK, dialectal) To make naked; nake.

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Dutch

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Etymology

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From Middle Dutch nâken, from Old Dutch nāken, from Proto-Germanic *nēkijaną.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈnaːkə(n)/
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naken

  1. (intransitive) to draw near, to approach, to be imminent
    het nakende onweerthe approaching thunderstorm

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Conjugation of naken (weak)
infinitive naken
past singular naakte
past participle genaakt
infinitive naken
gerund naken n
present tense past tense
1st person singular naak naakte
2nd person sing. (jij) naakt naakte
2nd person sing. (u) naakt naakte
2nd person sing. (gij) naakt naakte
3rd person singular naakt naakte
plural naken naakten
subjunctive sing.1 nake naakte
subjunctive plur.1 naken naakten
imperative sing. naak
imperative plur.1 naakt
participles nakend genaakt
1) Archaic.

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Middle Dutch

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Etymology

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From Old Dutch nāken, from Proto-Germanic *nēkijaną.

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nâken

  1. to approach, to near

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  • Dutch: naken

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Middle English

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Inherited from Old English nacian, from Proto-Germanic *nakwōną.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈnaːkən/, /ˈnakən/

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naken

  1. To remove clothes or make naked; to nake.
  2. To remove; to expose or make visible.

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Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

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From Old Norse nakinn, nǫkkviðr (naked), from Proto-Germanic *nakwadaz, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷós (naked, bare).

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naken (neuter singular nakent, definite singular and plural nakne, comparative naknere, indefinite superlative naknest, definite superlative nakneste)

  1. nude, naked, bare

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology

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From Old Norse nakinn, nǫkkviðr (naked), from Proto-Germanic *nakwadaz, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷós (naked, bare).

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  • IPA(key): /²naːçən/, [²nɐ̞ːçən], [²nɐ̞ːc͡çən]
  • (newer or regional) IPA(key): /²naːkən/, [²nɐ̞ːkən]
  • Rhymes: -çən
  • Hyphenation: na‧ken

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naken (comparative naknare, superlative naknast)

  1. naked, nude, bare

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Old Dutch

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Etymology

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From Proto-Germanic *nēkijaną.

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nāken

  1. to approach, to near, to come closer

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Further reading

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  • nāken”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

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Etymology

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From Old Norse nakinn, nǫkkviðr (naked), from Proto-Germanic *nakwadaz, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷós (naked, bare).

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naken (comparative naknare, superlative naknast)

  1. nude, naked; without clothes

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Inflection of naken
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular naken naknare naknast
Neuter singular naket naknare naknast
Plural nakna naknare naknast
Masculine plural3 nakne naknare naknast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 nakne naknare naknaste
All nakna naknare naknaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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