bedecken

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German *bidecchen, from Proto-Germanic *biþakjaną, equivalent to be- +‎ decken. Cognate with Dutch bedekken, English bethatch, Swedish betäcka.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈdɛkən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: be‧de‧cken

Verb[edit]

bedecken (third-person singular simple present bedeckt, past tense bedeckte, past participle bedeckt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to cover
    Carina, bevor du sprichst, nimm dieses Tuch und bedecke deine sinnliche Brust!Carina, before you speak, take this handkerchief and cover your sensual breast!
  2. (gamekeeping) to make mate

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch bithekken. Equivalent to be- +‎ decken.

Verb[edit]

bedecken

  1. to cover
  2. to hide, to conceal
  3. to keep secret

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This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: bedekken
  • Limburgish: bedèkke

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