empfangen

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Etymology[edit]

emp- +‎ fangen Old High German intfahan, from Germanic. Cognate with obsolete English onfang.

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empfangen (class 7 strong, third-person singular simple present empfängt, past tense empfing, past participle empfangen, past subjunctive empfinge, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to receive
  2. (transitive) to greet; to welcome
  3. (transitive or intransitive, biology) to conceive; to become pregnant (with)

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