förekomma

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före +‎ komma

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förekomma

  1. (intransitive) to exist, to occur (to be present or found)
  2. (intransitive) to happen, to occur, to take place
  3. (intransitive, reflexive) to appear, to seem
    • 1847, Carl August Hagberg, Swedish translation of Shakespeare's Hamlet, act 2, scene 2
      denna herrliga thronhimmel, luften, ser ni, detta mäktiga, sväfvande firmament, detta majestätiska tak inlagt med gyldene eldar, o, det förekommer mig icke annorlunda, än som det vore en otäck, förpestad samling af dunster.
      this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapors.
  4. (transitive) to anticipate, to do something before someone else
  5. (transitive) to prevent (i.e. to act before the accident)

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