schicken

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German schicken (to outfit oneself, fit in, arrange appropriately), from Old High German *skihhen, from Proto-West Germanic *skikkijan, from Proto-Germanic *skikkijaną (to order, send). This represents the causative of Middle High German geschehen, geschēn (to happen, rush).

Akin to Middle English skekken (to send forth), Old English scēon (to happen), schie- in Dutch schielijk (hasty). More at chic.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃɪkən/, [ˈʃɪkŋ̩]
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  • Rhymes: -ɪkŋ̩
  • Homophone: Chicken (according to one pronunciation of this word)
  • Hyphenation 1996: schi‧cken, pre-1996: schik‧ken

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

schicken (weak, third-person singular present schickt, past tense schickte, past participle geschickt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to send
    Synonyms: senden, versenden, verschicken
    Antonyms: empfangen, erhalten, bekommen
  2. (reflexive) to hurry (rare)
  3. (reflexive) to be decent, to be appropriate
    Synonym: sich benehmen

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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

schicken (weak, third-person singular present schickt, past tense schickte, past participle geschickt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to chew tobacco
    Synonym: priemen

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *skikken, from Proto-West Germanic *skikkijan, from Proto-Germanic *skikkijaną (to make move). See German schicken (to send) above.[1]

VerbEdit

schicken

  1. to arrange, to carry out, to get done
  2. to create, to bring to life
  3. to direct
  4. to determine, to assign
  5. (late) to send, to delegate

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DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: schikken
  • Limburgish: sjikke

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “skekkjan”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 442

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