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 (Danish hæve, Swedish häva), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐍆𐌾𐌰𐌽 (hafjan). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin capere, Old Irish cacht, Albanian kap (grip), Slavic *xopiti (Old Church Slavonic хапѭште (xapjǫšte), Russian хапать (xapatʹ)), Baltic *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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