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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch willen, from Old Dutch willen, from Proto-Germanic *wiljaną, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-. The variant spelling wouden goes back to early Middle Dutch wolde(n), following the standard ol > ou transformation in Middle Dutch.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɪl.ə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪlən

VerbEdit

willen

  1. to want, to desire
  2. (in the past tense) to wish
    Ik wou dat ik dat kon.
    I wish I could (do) that.

InflectionEdit

Wou/wouden is often used in the past tense, depending on the region, but mostly in spoken language. In written language, wilde/wilden is preferred by many, although wou/wouden is recognized as correct standard Dutch.

Inflection of willen (irregular)
infinitive willen
past singular wilde, wou
past participle gewild
infinitive willen
gerund willen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular wil wilde, wou
2nd person sing. (jij) wilt, wil wilde, wou
2nd person sing. (u) wilt, wil wilde, wou
2nd person sing. (gij) wilt wilde, woudt
3rd person singular wil wilde, wou
plural willen wilden, wouden
subjunctive sing.1 wille wilde, woude
subjunctive plur.1 willen wilden, wouden
imperative sing. wil
imperative plur.1 wilt
participles willend gewild
1) Archaic.

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch willen, from Proto-Germanic *wiljaną, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-.

VerbEdit

willen

  1. to want, to desire
  2. (auxiliary) to want to
  3. to demand, to order

InflectionEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • willen”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • willen”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Old DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *wiljaną.

VerbEdit

willen

  1. to want, to desire
  2. (auxiliary) to want to
  3. to wish

InflectionEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • willen”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012