haben

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German habēn (Akin to Old Saxon hebbian, Old Norse hafa (Swedish hava/ha), Old Frisian habba, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌱𐌰𐌽 (haban), Old English habban), from Proto-Germanic *habjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (to grasp). Cognate with Dutch hebben, English have, Danish have.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhaːbən/, [ˈhaːbən], [ˈhaːbm̩] (proper standard)
  • IPA(key): /ham/ (commonly; particularly in the present tense, occasionally also in the infinitive)
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Verb[edit]

haben (irregular, third-person singular simple present hat, past tense hatte, past participle gehabt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to have; to possess, to own
  2. (transitive) to have; to hold, to contain
  3. (auxiliary, with a past participle) to have forms the perfect and past perfect tense
  4. (reflexive, colloquial) to make a fuss

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Conjugation[edit]


Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *habjaną, whence also Old Saxon hebbian, Old English habban, Old Norse hafa, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌱𐌰𐌽 (haban). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (to grasp), whence also Latin capiō.

Verb[edit]

habēn

  1. to have

Descendants[edit]