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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *swelgan, from Proto-Germanic *swelganą.

VerbEdit

swelgen

  1. to swallow
  2. to devour

InflectionEdit

Strong class 3
Infinitive swelgen
3rd sg. past swalch
3rd pl. past swolgen
Past participle geswolgen
Infinitive swelgen
In genitive swelgens
In dative swelgene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular swelge swalch
2nd singular swelchs, swelges swolchs, swolges
3rd singular swelcht, swelget swalch
1st plural swelgen swolgen
2nd plural swelcht, swelget swolcht, swolget
3rd plural swelgen swolgen
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular swelge swolge
2nd singular swelchs, swelges swolges
3rd singular swelge swolge
1st plural swelgen swolgen
2nd plural swelcht, swelget swolget
3rd plural swelgen swolgen
Imperative Present
Singular swelch, swelge
Plural swelcht, swelget
Present Past
Participle swelgende geswolgen

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

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