EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sprengen, from Old English sprengen, sprenċġan, from Proto-Germanic *sprangijaną (to cause to spring). See sprinkle.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

springe (third-person singular simple present springes, present participle springing or springeing, simple past springed, past participle springed or sprent)

  1. (obsolete) To sprinkle; to scatter.
    • (Can we date this quote by Chaucer and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      He would sowen some difficulty, / Or springen cockle in our cleane corn.
  2. (transitive) To catch in a springe; to ensnare.

NounEdit

springe (plural springes)

  1. (obsolete) A snare.

AnagramsEdit


Alemannic GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German springen, from Old High German springan, from Proto-Germanic *springaną. Cognate with German springen, Dutch springen, English spring, Icelandic springa.

VerbEdit

springe (third-person singular simple present springt, past participle gsprunge, auxiliary sii)

  1. to run
  2. to jump, leap
    • 1902, Robert Walser, Der Teich:
      Bisch du de nit ids Wasser gschprunge?
      So you didn't jump into the water?
  3. to burst

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Danish springæ, from Old Norse springa, from Proto-Germanic *springaną, from Proto-Indo-European *spr̥g̑h.

VerbEdit

springe (imperative spring, present springer, past sprang, past participle sprunget, sprungen or sprungne)

  1. jump, leap, spring
  2. vault
  3. bound
  4. frisk, jump about
  5. run
  6. pop
  7. scarper
  8. back out
  9. bounce
  10. gush, spurt, play
  11. break, snap,
  12. burst, explode, go off

Further readingEdit


DutchEdit

VerbEdit

springe

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of springen

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

springe

  1. First-person singular present of springen.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of springen.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of springen.
  4. Imperative singular of springen.

HunsrikEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

springe

  1. to run
  2. to jump

Further readingEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse springa

VerbEdit

springe (imperative spring, present tense springer, passive springes, simple past sprang, past participle sprunget, present participle springende)

  1. to bound, jump, leap
  2. to run
  3. to blow up, burst, explode, (cork) pop
  4. (liquids) to gush, spout, squirt
  5. (flowers) to bud, open, bloom, blossom

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse springa.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

springe (present tense spring, past tense sprang, past participle sprunge, passive infinitive springast, present participle springande, imperative spring)

  1. to run
  2. to leap, jump
  3. to burst open

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian springa, from Proto-Germanic *springaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

springe

  1. to jump

InflectionEdit

Strong class 3
infinitive springe
3rd singular past sprong
past participle sprongen
infinitive springe
long infinitive springen
gerund springen n
indicative present tense past tense
1st singular spring sprong
2nd singular springst sprongst
3rd singular springt sprong
plural springe sprongen
imperative spring
participles springend sprongen

Further readingEdit

  • springe”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011