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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch sterken, from Old Dutch *sterken, from Proto-Germanic *starkijaną.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛrkən

VerbEdit

sterken

  1. to fortify
  2. (figuratively) to encourage, to give strength to
    Sterkte ermee! — Stay strong!

InflectionEdit

Inflection of sterken (weak)
infinitive sterken
past singular sterkte
past participle gesterkt
infinitive sterken
gerund sterken n
present tense past tense
1st person singular sterk sterkte
2nd person sing. (jij) sterkt sterkte
2nd person sing. (u) sterkt sterkte
2nd person sing. (gij) sterkt sterkte
3rd person singular sterkt sterkte
plural sterken sterkten
subjunctive sing.1 sterke sterkte
subjunctive plur.1 sterken sterkten
imperative sing. sterk
imperative plur.1 sterkt
participles sterkend gesterkt
1) Archaic.

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *sterken, from Proto-Germanic *starkijaną.

VerbEdit

sterken

  1. to strengthen, to make/become stronger

InflectionEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: sterken
  • Limburgish: stèrke

Further readingEdit

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