hebban

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Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *habjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (to grasp). Compare Old Saxon hebbian, Old Frisian hebba, Old English habban, hafian, Old High German habēn, Old Norse hafa, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌱𐌰𐌽 (haban).

Verb[edit]

hebban

  1. to have

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *habjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂pyé-, from the root *keh₂p- (take, seize). Cognate with Old Frisian heva (West Frisian heffe), Old Saxon hebbian, Dutch heffen, Old High German heffen (German heben), Old Norse hefja ({etyl|da|-}} hæve, Swedish häva), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐍆𐌾𐌰𐌽 (hafjan). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin capere, Old Irish cacht, Albanian kap (grip), Proto-Slavic *xopiti (Old Church Slavonic хапѭште (xapjǫšte), Russian хапать (xapatʹ)), Proto-Balto-Slavic *kap- (Lithuanian kàpteleti, Latvian kàmpt (bite)).

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Verb[edit]

hebban

  1. to lift, to raise up
    Ic hond and rond hebban mihte. I could lift hand and shield. (Beowulf)

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