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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch wīkan, from Proto-Germanic *wīkwaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

wiken

  1. to move away, to flee, to retreat
  2. to yield, to make way, to make room

InflectionEdit

Strong class 1
Indicative Present Past
1st singular wike wêec
2nd singular wijcs, wikes wēecs, wēkes
3rd singular wijct, wiket wêec
1st plural wiken wēken
2nd plural wijct, wiket wēect, wēket
3rd plural wiken wēken
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular wike wēke
2nd singular wijcs, wikes wēkes
3rd singular wike wēke
1st plural wiken wēken
2nd plural wijct, wiket wēket
3rd plural wiken wēken
Imperative Present
Singular wijc, wike
Plural wijct, wiket
Present Past
Participle wikende gewēken

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • wiken (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • wiken (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English weekend.

NounEdit

wiken

  1. weekend