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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃpanən/, [ˈʃpann̩]

VerbEdit

spannen (third-person singular simple present spannt, past tense spannte, past participle gespannt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to stretch
  2. to tighten
  3. to tension
  4. to be taut
  5. to harness
    • 1922, Walther Kabel (pseud. William Käbler), Das Geheimnis des Zuni, Werner Dietsch Verlag, page 34:
      Vor jeden Wagen waren acht indianische Mustangs gespannt.
      Eight Indian mustangs were harnessed in front of each wagon.
  6. to span
  7. (colloquial) to stare, gaze
  8. (colloquial) to peep, spy on someone

ConjugationEdit

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Further readingEdit


LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German spinnan, from Proto-Germanic *spinnaną. Cognate with German spinnen, Dutch spinnen, English spin, Swedish spinna.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

spannen (third-person singular present spënnt, past participle gesponnen, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to spin
  2. (intransitive, of cats) to purr

ConjugationEdit

Irregular
infinitive spannen
participle gesponnen
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
imperative
1st singular spannen
2nd singular spënns spann
3rd singular spënnt
1st plural spannen
2nd plural spannt spannt
3rd plural spannen
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *spannan, from Proto-Germanic *spannaną.

VerbEdit

spannen

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InflectionEdit

Strong class 7
Infinitive spannen
3rd sg. past spien
3rd pl. past spienen
Past participle gespannen
Infinitive spannen
In genitive spannens
In dative spannene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular spanne spien
2nd singular spans, spannes spiens, spienes
3rd singular spant, spannet spien
1st plural spannen spienen
2nd plural spant, spannet spient, spienet
3rd plural spannen spienen
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular spanne spiene
2nd singular spans, spannes spienes
3rd singular spanne spiene
1st plural spannen spienen
2nd plural spant, spannet spienet
3rd plural spannen spienen
Imperative Present
Singular span, spanne
Plural spant, spannet
Present Past
Participle spannende gespannen

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • spannen”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • spannen (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

spannen

  1. definite singular of spann
  2. definite plural of spann