spinnen

See also: Spinnen

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɪnə(n)/
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  • Hyphenation: spin‧nen
  • Rhymes: -ɪnən

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch spinnen, from Old Dutch *spinnan, from Proto-West Germanic *spinnan, from Proto-Germanic *spinnaną.

VerbEdit

spinnen

  1. to spin: make yarn by twisting and winding fibres together
InflectionEdit
Inflection of spinnen (strong class 3a)
infinitive spinnen
past singular spon
past participle gesponnen
infinitive spinnen
gerund spinnen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular spin spon
2nd person sing. (jij) spint spon
2nd person sing. (u) spint spon
2nd person sing. (gij) spint spont
3rd person singular spint spon
plural spinnen sponnen
subjunctive sing.1 spinne sponne
subjunctive plur.1 spinnen sponnen
imperative sing. spin
imperative plur.1 spint
participles spinnend gesponnen
1) Archaic.
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: spin
  • Jersey Dutch: spänne
  • Negerhollands: spin

VerbEdit

spinnen

  1. to purr
  2. to tell stories, fib, lie
InflectionEdit
Inflection of spinnen (weak)
infinitive spinnen
past singular spinde
past participle gespind
infinitive spinnen
gerund spinnen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular spin spinde
2nd person sing. (jij) spint spinde
2nd person sing. (u) spint spinde
2nd person sing. (gij) spint spinde
3rd person singular spint spinde
plural spinnen spinden
subjunctive sing.1 spinne spinde
subjunctive plur.1 spinnen spinden
imperative sing. spin
imperative plur.1 spint
participles spinnend gespind
1) Archaic.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

spinnen

  1. Plural form of spin

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German spinnen, from Old High German spinnan, from Proto-West Germanic *spinnan.

Compare Low German spinnen, Dutch spinnen, English spin, Danish spinde, Swedish spinna, Gothic 𐍃𐍀𐌹𐌽𐌽𐌰𐌽 (spinnan).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

spinnen (class 3 strong, third-person singular present spinnt, past tense spann, past participle gesponnen, past subjunctive spänne or spönne, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to spin (a thread, a web, a cocoon, etc.)
  2. (transitive, figuratively) to fabricate (an untrue story)
  3. (intransitive, colloquial) to be crazy
  4. (intransitive, colloquial) to act or talk foolishly
  5. (intransitive, colloquial) to freak out
  6. (intransitive, figuratively, of a cat) to purr

ConjugationEdit

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Further readingEdit

  • spinnen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • spinnen” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • spinnen” in Duden online
  • spinnen” in OpenThesaurus.de

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *spinnan

VerbEdit

spinnen

  1. to spin, to make yarn by twisting and winding fibres together
  2. to spin (web, silk etc.)

InflectionEdit

Strong class 3
Infinitive spinnen
3rd sg. past span
3rd pl. past sponnen
Past participle gesponnen
Infinitive spinnen
In genitive spinnens
In dative spinnene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular spinne span
2nd singular spins, spinnes spons, sponnes
3rd singular spint, spinnet span
1st plural spinnen sponnen
2nd plural spint, spinnet spont, sponnet
3rd plural spinnen sponnen
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular spinne sponne
2nd singular spins, spinnes sponnes
3rd singular spinne sponne
1st plural spinnen sponnen
2nd plural spint, spinnet sponnet
3rd plural spinnen sponnen
Imperative Present
Singular spin, spinne
Plural spint, spinnet
Present Past
Participle spinnende gesponnen

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English spinnan.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

spinnen

  1. To spin or convert fibre into yarn.
    • 1381 June 12, John Ball, Sermon at Blackheath:
      Whan Adam dalf, and Eve span; / Wo was thanne a gentilman?
      When Adam delved and Eve spun; / Who was a nobleman then?
  2. To make fabric or fabric garments out of fibre.
  3. To make a spiderweb or cobweb.
  4. To go in a hurry; to sprint.
  5. To select or decide a individual's fate.
  6. (rare) To flow forth with haste.

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West FrisianEdit

NounEdit

spinnen

  1. plural of spin