befehlen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Befehl +‎ -en

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  • IPA(key): /bəˈfeːln/, /bəˈfeːlən/
  • (file)

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befehlen (class 4 strong, third-person singular simple present befiehlt, past tense befahl, past participle befohlen, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to command; to order (someone to do something)
  2. (intransitive) to give orders; to be in command

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German bevelen, from Old Saxon bifelhan, from Proto-Germanic *bi- + *felhaną.

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befehlen (third-person singular simple present befehlt, past tense befohl, past participle befahlen, auxiliary verb wesen)

  1. To order, command.

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