See also: Ranken

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From rank +‎ -en (verbal suffix).

VerbEdit

ranken (third-person singular simple present rankens, present participle rankening, simple past and past participle rankened)

  1. (rare, transitive, intransitive) To make or become rank
    • 1868, John Mockett Cramp, Baptist History, page 299:
      In a word, it is good for nothing but to despatch men out of the world that are burdensome, and to ranken churchyards.
    • 1993, Nelson C. Nye, Trigger Talk/the Wolf That Rode, page 202:
      His glance passed again over the patched-up rigs and spavined horses dejectedly standing in this rain-rankened muck.
    • 1996, Annie Proulx, Postcards, page 257:
      The room smoked with cold. Smoke rankened the air.

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑŋkən

NounEdit

ranken

  1. Plural form of rank

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ranke (tendril).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʁaŋkən/, [ˈʁaŋkŋ̩]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ran‧ken

VerbEdit

ranken (third-person singular simple present rankt, past tense rankte, past participle gerankt, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (intransitive or reflexive, sich ranken) to grow in tendrils (of plants like ivy)
  2. (figuratively, with haben, ranken haben) to be told (of stories, myths, etc.)

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AdjectiveEdit

ranken

  1. inflection of rank:
    1. strong genitive masculine/neuter singular
    2. weak/mixed genitive/dative all-gender singular
    3. strong/weak/mixed accusative masculine singular
    4. strong dative plural
    5. weak/mixed all-case plural

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

ranken m

  1. definite singular of ranke