nennen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old High German nemnen. Cognate with Swedish nämna.

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nennen (strong, third-person singular simple present nennt, past tense nannte, past participle genannt, past subjunctive nennte, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to name; to give a name to (someone); to call (someone something)
  2. (transitive) to call (someone or something by some name or title)
  3. (transitive) to mention
    • 1918, Elisabeth von Heyking, Die Orgelpfeifen, in Zwei Erzählungen, Phillipp Reclam jun., page 64–65:
      Namen wurden in diesen Berichten nicht genannt, und in dieser Anonymität der Leistungen lag eine besondere entsagungsvolle Größe.
      Names were not mentioned in these reports and in this anonymity of the achievements was a particular sacrificing greatness.
  4. (transitive) to call out; to give (e.g. some request)
  5. (reflexive) to be called; to be named; to go by some name

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Etymology[edit]

Cognate with German nennen (to name).

Verb[edit]

nennen

  1. (transitive) to name; to give a name to (someone)