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 Saterland Frisian begreeuwe (to bury), West Frisian begrave (to bury), 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.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

begrave

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of begraven