begrijpen

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch begripen, from Old Dutch bigrīpan, from Proto-Germanic *bigrīpaną, equivalent to be- +‎ grijpen. Compare German begreifen, English begripe.

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begrijpen (past singular begreep, past participle begrepen)

  1. to understand (concepts, ideas), to comprehend

Usage notes[edit]

The word cannot mean "understand" in the sense of "to hear clearly".

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