bénkhan

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Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German winken, from Old High German winken, from Proto-Germanic *winkijaną (to move side to side; to sway). Cognate with German winken, and English wink (via alternative form *winkōną).

Verb[edit]

bénkhan (third-person singular present indicative bénkhet, past participle gabénkhet, auxiliary haban) (Sette Comuni)

  1. to wave (one's hand)
  2. to beckon
    Ar hatten gabénkhet so ghéenme naach.
    He beckoned for them to follow.

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References[edit]

  • “bénkhan” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo