See also: Wetten

English edit

Etymology edit

From wet +‎ -en.

Verb edit

wetten (third-person singular simple present wettens, present participle wettening, simple past and past participle wettened)

  1. (nonstandard, transitive) To make wet; to wet
    • 1951, Truman Capote, The Grass Harp, Vintage Books, published 2012, →ISBN, page 73:
      Her eyelids drooped as though the lashes weighed intolerably; with the tip of her tongue she wettened her very red lips.

Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɛ.tə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wet‧ten
  • Rhymes: -ɛtən

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Dutch wetten, from Old Dutch *wetten, from Proto-West Germanic *hwattjan, from Proto-Germanic *hwatjaną.

Verb edit

wetten

  1. To whet, hone or rub on with something for the purpose of sharpening an object (typically a blade)
  2. (figuratively) To prepare, make preparations.
  3. (poetic) To point as a weapon.
Inflection edit
Inflection of wetten (weak)
infinitive wetten
past singular wette
past participle gewet
infinitive wetten
gerund wetten n
present tense past tense
1st person singular wet wette
2nd person sing. (jij) wet wette
2nd person sing. (u) wet wette
2nd person sing. (gij) wet wette
3rd person singular wet wette
plural wetten wetten
subjunctive sing.1 wette wette
subjunctive plur.1 wetten wetten
imperative sing. wet
imperative plur.1 wet
participles wettend gewet
1) Archaic.
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun edit

wetten

  1. plural of wet

German edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German wetten, from Old High German wettōn, from Proto-West Germanic *waddjōn, from Proto-Germanic *wadjōną. Cognate with Dutch wedden, English wed, Danish vædde, Icelandic veðja, Yiddish וועטן (vetn).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

wetten (weak, third-person singular present wettet, past tense wettete, past participle gewettet, auxiliary haben)

  1. to bet
    wetten, dass…(try to) make sure that something is safe
  2. (colloquial) to be nearly certain of
    Ich wette, Lisa wartet schon auf uns.I bet Lisa is waiting for us already.

Conjugation edit

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

Further reading edit

  • wetten” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • wetten” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • wetten” in Duden online
  • wetten” in OpenThesaurus.de

Luxembourgish edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German wetten, from Old High German wettōn, from Proto-West Germanic *waddjōn, from Proto-Germanic *wadjōną.

Cognate with German wetten, Dutch wedden, English wed, Icelandic veðja.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

wetten (third-person singular present wett, past participle gewett, auxiliary verb hunn)

  1. (intransitive) to bet

Conjugation edit

Regular
infinitive wetten
participle gewett
auxiliary hunn
present
indicative
imperative
1st singular wetten
2nd singular wetts wett
3rd singular wett
1st plural wetten
2nd plural wett wett
3rd plural wetten
(n) or (nn) indicates the Eifeler Regel.