verteidigen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Dutch verdedigen.

"defend", MHG verteidingen from vertagedingen, from teidinc, tagedinc (originally judgment, then talk, chatter, so Narrenteiding foolish chatter) of tac "day" and ding "negotiation"

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  • IPA(key): /fɛɐ̯ˈtaɪ̯dɪɡən/
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Verb[edit]

verteidigen (third-person singular simple present verteidigt, past tense verteidigte, past participle verteidigt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to defend

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