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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch smachten, of uncertain origin. The word has some West-Germanic cognates, e.g. Old High German gismāhtōn (German schmachten). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

smachten

  1. to yearn [+ naar (after/for)], to pine [+ naar (for)]

InflectionEdit

Inflection of smachten (weak)
infinitive smachten
past singular smachtte
past participle gesmacht
infinitive smachten
gerund smachten n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular smacht smachtte
2nd person sing. (jij) smacht smachtte
2nd person sing. (u) smacht smachtte
2nd person sing. (gij) smacht smachtte
3rd person singular smacht smachtte
plural smachten smachtten
subjunctive sing.1 smachte smachtte
subjunctive plur.1 smachten smachtten
imperative sing. smacht
imperative plur.1 smacht
participles smachtend gesmacht
1) Archaic.