Dutch

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Alternative forms

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  • fretten (perhaps a Frisian borrowing)

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈvreːtə(n)/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Hyphenation: vre‧ten
  • Rhymes: -eːtən

Etymology 1

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From Middle Dutch vrēten, from Old Dutch *fretan, from Proto-West Germanic *fraetan, from Proto-Germanic *fraetaną. Corresponds to ver- +‎ eten and thus represents a doublet of vereten.

Verb

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vreten

  1. (transitive) to eat savagely, stuff, hog, wolf
    Synonyms: eten, kanen, fretten (Brabantian)
Inflection
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Conjugation of vreten (strong class 5)
infinitive vreten
past singular vrat
past participle gevreten
infinitive vreten
gerund vreten n
present tense past tense
1st person singular vreet vrat
2nd person sing. (jij) vreet vrat
2nd person sing. (u) vreet vrat
2nd person sing. (gij) vreet vrat
3rd person singular vreet vrat
plural vreten vraten
subjunctive sing.1 vrete vrate
subjunctive plur.1 vreten vraten
imperative sing. vreet
imperative plur.1 vreet
participles vretend gevreten
1) Archaic.
Derived terms
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Descendants
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  • Afrikaans: vreet
  • Petjo: freten, vreten

Etymology 2

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Gerund of the verb vreten, by analogy with eten.

Noun

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vreten n (uncountable)

  1. (slang) food
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Anagrams

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Middle Dutch

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Etymology

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From Old Dutch *fretan, from Proto-West Germanic *fraetan.

Verb

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vrēten

  1. to eat savagely or greedily

Inflection

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Further reading

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Middle English

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Verb

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vreten

  1. (Southern, Kent) Alternative form of freten (to eat)

Swedish

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Noun

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vreten

  1. definite singular of vret