beginnen

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From Middle Dutch beginnen, from Old Dutch biginnan, from Proto-Germanic *biginnaną. Cognate with Low German beginnen, German beginnen, West Frisian begjinne, and English begin.

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beginnen (past singular begon, past participle begonnen)

  1. To begin.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German beginnen, from Old High German biginnan, from Proto-Germanic *biginnaną. Cognate with Low German beginnen, Dutch beginnen, West Frisian begjinne, and English begin.

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  • IPA(key): /bəˈɡɪnən/
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beginnen (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present beginnt, past tense begann, past participle begonnen, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) To begin; to start; to commence

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Middle High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German biginnan, from Proto-Germanic *biginnaną. Cognate with English begin and Dutch beginnen.

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beginnen

  1. to begin

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