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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch sterven, from Old Dutch stervan, from Proto-Germanic *sterbaną, itself either from Proto-Indo-European *(s)terp- (to lose force; lose sensibility, become numb; be dead, be motionless) or from *sterbʰ- (to be stiff, become stiff).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈstɛrvə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ster‧ven
  • Rhymes: -ɛrvən

VerbEdit

sterven

  1. to die

InflectionEdit

Inflection of sterven (strong class 3+7)
infinitive sterven
past singular stierf
past participle gestorven
infinitive sterven
gerund sterven n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular sterf stierf
2nd person sing. (jij) sterft stierf
2nd person sing. (u) sterft stierf
2nd person sing. (gij) sterft stierft
3rd person singular sterft stierf
plural sterven stierven
subjunctive sing.1 sterve stierve
subjunctive plur.1 sterven stierven
imperative sing. sterf
imperative plur.1 sterft
participles stervend gestorven
1) Archaic.

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch stervan, from Proto-Germanic *sterbaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sterven

  1. to die

InflectionEdit

Strong class 3
Infinitive sterven
3rd sg. past starf
3rd pl. past storven
Past participle gestorven
Infinitive sterven
In genitive stervens
In dative stervene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular sterve starf
2nd singular sterfs, sterves storfs, storves
3rd singular sterft, stervet starf
1st plural sterven storven
2nd plural sterft, stervet storft, storvet
3rd plural sterven storven
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular sterve storve
2nd singular sterfs, sterves storves
3rd singular sterve storve
1st plural sterven storven
2nd plural sterft, stervet storvet
3rd plural sterven storven
Imperative Present
Singular sterf, sterve
Plural sterft, stervet
Present Past
Participle stervende gestorven

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Further readingEdit

  • sterven (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • sterven”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English steorfan, from Proto-Germanic *sterbaną.

VerbEdit

sterven

  1. To die or perish.
  2. To perish from cold or hunger; to starve.

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967