[<< wiktionary] tasten
== Catalan ==


=== Verb ===
tasten

third-person plural present indicative form of tastar


== Dutch ==


=== Etymology ===
From Middle Dutch tasten, from Old French taster, from Vulgar Latin taxitō.


=== Pronunciation ===
IPA(key): /ˈtɑstə(n)/

Hyphenation: tas‧ten
Rhymes: -ɑstən


=== Verb ===
tasten

(intransitive) to feel with the hands, to grope


==== Inflection ====


==== Derived terms ====
tastbaar
aantasten
aftasten
betasten
in het duister tasten
tastzin


=== Anagrams ===
staten


== German ==


=== Etymology ===
From northern Middle High German and Middle Low German tasten, from Middle Dutch tasten, from Old French taster, from Vulgar Latin *tastare, from *taxitare, from Latin taxare. Cognate with Dutch tasten, French tâter, English taste.


=== Pronunciation ===
IPA(key): /ˈtastən/


=== Verb ===
tasten (third-person singular simple present tastet, past tense tastete, past participle getastet, auxiliary haben)

to feel with the hands, to fumble, to grope


==== Conjugation ====


==== Derived terms ====
abtasten
antasten
betasten
Taster
Tastsinn


==== Related terms ====
Tastatur
Taste


=== Further reading ===
tasten in Duden online


== Middle English ==


=== Etymology ===
From Old French taster, from Vulgar Latin tastō, from Latin taxō.


=== Verb ===
tasten

To taste
c. 1393 John Gower, Confessio Amantis, 4.2546-7
Wherof a man mai hiere and se
And smelle and taste in his degre
(with of) To partake in or ingest
1987. Rolf Hendrik Bremmer, The Fyve Wyttes: A late Middle English Devotional Treatise Edited form BL MS Harley 2398, pg 27, l 7-8.
whenne Adam tastede of pe appui he wiste neuer whefrer it was sowr or swete, ne for pe swetnesse fcerof was he nou3t repreued, bot for forfete азепз Godes [lawe].
To examine by touch; grope; palpate
c. 15th c,, The Romance of Merlin, folio la, ch XXXIII, pg 681.
Merlin leide his heed in the damesels lappe, and she be-gan to taste softly till he fill on slepe
To experience, feel (with sexual connotation)
c. 1393 John Gower, Confessio Amantis, 5.6692-5
Mi fader, nay; bot I have tasted
In many a place as I have go,
And yit love I nevere on of tho,
Bot forto drive forth the dai.
To try, test, tempt


==== Descendants ====
English: taste


== Norwegian Bokmål ==


=== Noun ===
tasten m

definite singular of tast


== Norwegian Nynorsk ==


=== Noun ===
tasten m

definite singular of tast