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DutchEdit

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German niosan, from Proto-Germanic *hneusaną, a variant of *fneusaną. Cognate with Dutch niezen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈniːzən/, [ˈniːzən], [ˈniːzn̩] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈniːsən/ (just as common)
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VerbEdit

niesen (third-person singular simple present niest, past tense nieste, past participle geniest or genossen, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to sneeze

Usage notesEdit

  • By far the most common past participle is regular geniest. Only this form is correct by standard rules.
  • Among those speakers who pronounce the verb with a voiceless [s]-sound, some few use the strong participle genossen, which is more properly that of genießen (to enjoy). This usage is most often humorous, otherwise quite rare.

ConjugationEdit

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *niosan, from Proto-Germanic *hneusaną.

VerbEdit

niesen

  1. to sneeze

InflectionEdit

Weak
Indicative Present Past
1st singular niese niesde
2nd singular nies, nieses niesdes
3rd singular niest, nieset niesde
1st plural niesen niesden
2nd plural niest, nieset niesdet
3rd plural niesen niesden
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular niese niesde
2nd singular nies, nieses niesdes
3rd singular niese niesde
1st plural niesen niesden
2nd plural niest, nieset niesdet
3rd plural niesen niesden
Imperative Present
Singular niese
Plural niest, nieset
Present Past
Participle niesende geniest

Alternative formsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • niesen”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • niesen (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929