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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch strelen, dialectal form of stralen, from Old Dutch *strālen, from Proto-Germanic *strēlijaną. Cognate with German dialectal form strählen.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

strelen

  1. to pet, caress

Usage notesEdit

Is more likely to have sexual connotations than its (near-)synonym, aaien.

InflectionEdit

Inflection of strelen (weak)
infinitive strelen
past singular streelde
past participle gestreeld
infinitive strelen
gerund strelen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular streel streelde
2nd person sing. (jij) streelt streelde
2nd person sing. (u) streelt streelde
2nd person sing. (gij) streelt streelde
3rd person singular streelt streelde
plural strelen streelden
subjunctive sing.1 strele streelde
subjunctive plur.1 strelen streelden
imperative sing. streel
imperative plur.1 streelt
participles strelend gestreeld
1) Archaic.

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