heffen

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From Middle Dutch heffen, from Old Dutch hevan, from Proto-Germanic *habjaną, a class 6 strong verb with j-present, from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂pyé-, from the root *keh₂p- (to seize). Compare West Frisian heffe, German heben, English heave, Danish hæve.

Verb[edit]

heffen (past singular hief, past participle geheven)

  1. To raise, lift, heave.
  2. To levy (a tax or toll).

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