געפֿינען

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From גע־(ge-) +‎ Middle High German vinden, from Old High German findan, from Proto-Germanic *finþaną. Compare German finden.

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געפֿינען (gefinen) (past participle געפֿונען(gefunen))

  1. to find
  2. (reflexive) there is, to be found
    • 1901, S. Ansky, In Zaltsikn Yam:
      אין זאַלציקן ים פֿון די מענטשלעכע טרערן / געפֿינט זיך אַ שרעקלעכער תּהום
      in zaltsikn yam fun mentshlekhe trern / gefint zikh a shreklekher tom
      In the salty sea of human tears / there is a terrible void

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