See also: zeinan

Cimbrian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German sein, sīn, from Old High German sīn (to be). Cognate with German sein. An extra -an is added when the verb would only have one syllable.

Past subjunctive forms are from Middle High German werden, from Old High German wërdan (to be, become, happen), from Proto-West Germanic *werþan (to become).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

zèinan (irregular, third-person singular present indicative ist, past participle gabéest, auxiliary zèinan) (Sette Comuni)

  1. to be
  2. (auxiliary) With a past participle, forms the preterite tense of some intransitive verbs:
    Ich pin ganghet.I went. (NOT: I have gone.)
  3. (auxiliary) Forms the past and present continuous tense, with the adverb darnaach (after):
    Ich pin darnaach ghéenan so misse.
    I am going to Mass.
    Ich pin gabéest darnaach sraiban.
    I was writing.

Conjugation edit

References edit

  • “zèinan” in Martalar, Umberto Martello, Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo