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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch sīgan, from Proto-Germanic *sīganą.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sigen

  1. to sink, to drop
  2. to drip out, to drain
  3. to slope downwards

InflectionEdit

Strong class 1
Indicative Present Past
1st singular sige sêech
2nd singular sijchs, siges sēechs, sēges
3rd singular sijcht, siget sêech
1st plural sigen sēgen
2nd plural sijcht, siget sēecht, sēget
3rd plural sigen sēgen
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular sige sēge
2nd singular sijchs, siges sēges
3rd singular sige sēge
1st plural sigen sēgen
2nd plural sijcht, siget sēget
3rd plural sigen sēgen
Imperative Present
Singular sijch, sige
Plural sijcht, siget
Present Past
Participle sigende gesēgen

Alternative formsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

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

Middle EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

sigen

  1. Alternative form of seien