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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɛi̯.mə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: rij‧men
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯mən

Etymology 1Edit

From rijm +‎ -en. In Middle Dutch there was still a strong verb rimen, but the modern verb is not descended from it in form.

VerbEdit

rijmen

  1. (intransitive) to rhyme [+ op (with)] (to have a rhyme with another word)
    Nee, "yurt" rijmt niet op "yoghurt".
    No, "yurt" does not rhyme with "yoghurt".
  2. (intransitive, transitive) to rhyme, to speak or write rhymes
    De hulpsinterklaas rijmde erop los.
    The stand-in Sinterklaas was rhyming full speed ahead.
  3. (intransitive) to agree, to correspond [+ met (with/to)]
  4. (transitive) to bring into agreement, to reconcile [+ met (with)]
    Ik kan dat niet rijmen met zijn anders zo vriendelijk gedrag.
    I cannot reconcile that with his friendly behaviour in other contexts.
InflectionEdit
Inflection of rijmen (weak)
infinitive rijmen
past singular rijmde
past participle gerijmd
infinitive rijmen
gerund rijmen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular rijm rijmde
2nd person sing. (jij) rijmt rijmde
2nd person sing. (u) rijmt rijmde
2nd person sing. (gij) rijmt rijmde
3rd person singular rijmt rijmde
plural rijmen rijmden
subjunctive sing.1 rijme rijmde
subjunctive plur.1 rijmen rijmden
imperative sing. rijm
imperative plur.1 rijmt
participles rijmend gerijmd
1) Archaic.
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: rym

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

rijmen

  1. Plural form of rijm