rathen

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German[edit]

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Verb[edit]

rathen (class 7 strong, third-person singular simple present räth, past tense rieth, past participle gerathen, auxiliary haben)

  1. (obsolete) Alternative spelling of raten.
    • 1813, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Einleitungsvorlesungen in die Wissenschaftslehre, edited by Immanuel Hermann Fichte, Leipzig, 1924, page 39
      Wir werden zu rathen haben, wenn nicht sie selbst sich verrathen.
      We’ll have to guess, if they do not expose themselves.

Usage notes[edit]

The spelling rathen was deprecated in a German spelling reform.

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