vergen

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PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch vergen, from Old Dutch *fergon, from Proto-Germanic *fergōną.

Cognate with Old Saxon fergon, West Frisian fergje, German fergen, Old Norse fergja.

VerbEdit

vergen

  1. (transitive) To demand, utter/pose a requirement
    Kapitein Bligh vergt absolute gehoorzaamheid, op straffe van geseling
    Capain Bligh demands absolute obedience, at pain of flogging
  2. (transitive) To require, necessitate
    Het vergde z'n laatste greintje moed om z'n zwembroek te laten zakken, maar de regels vergen nu eenmaal dat billenkoek wordt gegeven met de broek op de enkels
    It demanded his last ounce of courage to drop his swimming trunks, but the rules just demand a spanking to be given with the trousers on the ankles
  3. (obsolete) To ask, inquire
  4. (obsolete) To offer, grant
  5. (obsolete) To taunt, bother
  6. (obsolete) To seek, search

InflectionEdit

Inflection of vergen (weak)
infinitive vergen
past singular vergde
past participle gevergd
infinitive vergen
gerund vergen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular verg vergde
2nd person sing. (jij) vergt vergde
2nd person sing. (u) vergt vergde
2nd person sing. (gij) vergt vergde
3rd person singular vergt vergde
plural vergen vergden
subjunctive sing.1 verge vergde
subjunctive plur.1 vergen vergden
imperative sing. verg
imperative plur.1 vergt
participles vergend gevergd
1) Archaic.

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