בעטן

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Hebrew[edit]

Root
ב־ע־ט

Noun[edit]

בַּעֲטָן (ba'atánm

  1. kicker
  2. rebel, dissenter, nonconformist

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The present forms are from Middle High German beten, from Old High German betōn (to pray), while the past participle is that of Middle High German bitten, from Old High German bitten (to request). Cognate with German beten and bitten respectively, which were merged in many German dialects, too. The Yiddish vowel -e- is regular since open-syllable lengthening was regularly blocked before -t-. (German beten is an irregular or regional form, but compare the frequentative betteln with the normal development.) See also English bid.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (YIVO, Litvish) IPA(key): /ˈbɛtn̩/
  • (Poylish, Ukraynish) IPA(key): /ˈbɛɪ̯tn̩/
  • (Ukraynish, also) IPA(key): /ˈbitn̩/

Verb[edit]

בעטן (betn) (past participle געבעטן(gebetn))

  1. to request
    • שלום־עליכם, בײַם דאָקטער
      איך וויל אײַך בעטן, הערר דאָקטער, איין זאַך׃ איר זאָלט מיך אויסהערן.‎‎
      ikh vil aykh betn, herr dokter, eyn zakh׃ ir zolt mikh oyshern.
      I wish to request one thing of you, Doctor: you must hear me out.
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (YIVO, Litvish, Poylish, Ukraynish) IPA(key): /ˈbɛtn̩/

Noun[edit]

בעטן (betn)

  1. plural of בעט(bet)