begehren

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German begern, prefixed form of earlier gern, from Old High German gerōn. Related to gern (willingly, gladly). Cognate with Luxembourgish begieren. More at English yearn.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈɡeːʁən/, /bəˈɡeːʁn̩/
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  • Rhymes: -eːʀən

Verb[edit]

begehren (weak, third-person singular present begehrt, past tense begehrte, past participle begehrt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to desire
  2. (transitive) to ask, to demand

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Further reading[edit]

  • begehren” in Duden online
  • begehren” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache