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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpru.və(n)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uvən

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch proeven, from Old French prover, from Latin probō. Doublet of proberen.

VerbEdit

proeven

  1. (transitive) to taste (something)
    Deze vis proeft raar.This fish tastes funny.
    Synonym: smaken
  2. (transitive) to test by tasting
    Synonym: testen
  3. (transitive) to experience, taste, try
    Daar, ik proefde hoe de hemel is.There, I have tasted what heaven is like.
  4. (obsolete, transitive) To (provide) prove (for)
    Synonym: bewijzen
InflectionEdit
Inflection of proeven (weak)
infinitive proeven
past singular proefde
past participle geproefd
infinitive proeven
gerund proeven n
present tense past tense
1st person singular proef proefde
2nd person sing. (jij) proeft proefde
2nd person sing. (u) proeft proefde
2nd person sing. (gij) proeft proefde
3rd person singular proeft proefde
plural proeven proefden
subjunctive sing.1 proeve proefde
subjunctive plur.1 proeven proefden
imperative sing. proef
imperative plur.1 proeft
participles proevend geproefd
1) Archaic.
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Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

proeven

  1. Plural form of proef
  2. Plural form of proeve

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French prover, from Latin probō.

VerbEdit

proeven

  1. to prove, to show
  2. to realise, to see
  3. to test, to inspect
  4. to try, to attempt
  5. to taste

InflectionEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

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