bétzan

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Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wetzen, from Old High German hwezzen, from Proto-Germanic *hwatjaną (to sharpen; to instigate). Cognate with German wetzen, English whet.

Verb[edit]

bétzan

  1. to sharpen
    Bétzan 's méssar.
    Sharpen the knife.
    Bétzabar d'óoghen un de zinne, as bar net béllan lassan zich bétzan.
    We need to sharpen our eyes and minds, if we don't want to be fooled.
  2. (figuratively) to trick, fool
    Bétzabar d'óoghen un de zinne, as bar net béllan lassan zich bétzan.
    We need to sharpen our eyes and minds, if we don't want to be fooled.

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References[edit]

  • “bétzan” 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