begrave

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English begraven, from Old English begrafan (to bury), from Proto-Germanic *bi- + *grabaną (to dig), equivalent to be- +‎ grave. Cognate with Dutch begraven (to bury), German begraben (to bury), Danish begrave (to bury), Swedish begrava (to bury), Gothic 𐌱𐌹𐌲𐍂𐌰𐌱𐌰𐌽 (bigraban, to dig around). More at be-, grave.

Verb[edit]

begrave (third-person singular simple present begraves, present participle begraving, simple past and past participle begraved)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To bury.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To engrave.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

begrave

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of begraven