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meiden

meiden

Dutch

Noun

meiden

  1. Plural form of meid

German

Etymology

From Old High German mīdan, from Proto-Germanic *mīþaną. Cognate with Dutch mijden and Old English mīþan (archaic English mithe).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaɪ̯dn̩/, /ˈmaɪ̯dən/
  • Homophone: Maiden

Verb

meiden (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present meidet, past tense mied, past participle gemieden, past subjunctive miede, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to avoid
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 22/2010, page 126:
      Pasta, Kuchen, Müsli, Brot – wer an Zöliakie leidet, muss viele gängige Lebensmittel meiden: Das Eiweiß Gluten, das bei den Betroffenen zu chronischer Darmentzündung führt, kommt in den meisten Getreidearten vor.
      Pasta, cakes, muesli, bread – someone who suffers from celiac disease has to avoid many common foods: the protein gluten, which leads to chronic intestinal inflammation for the sufferers, occurs in most types of grain.
  2. (transitive) to shun

Conjugation

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Pronoun

meiden

  1. genitive of