begrave

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English begraven, from Old English begrafan (to bury), from Proto-Germanic *bi- + *grabaną (to dig), equivalent to be- +‎ grave. Cognate with Saterland Frisian begreeuwe (to bury), West Frisian begrave (to bury), Dutch begraven (to bury), German begraben (to bury), Danish begrave (to bury), Swedish begrava (to bury), Gothic 𐌱𐌹𐌲𐍂𐌰𐌱𐌰𐌽 (bigraban, to dig around). More at be-, grave.

Verb[edit]

begrave (third-person singular simple present begraves, present participle begraving, simple past and past participle begraved)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To bury.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To engrave.

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Verb[edit]

begrave

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of begraven

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Presumably from be- +‎ grave; compare with Dutch begraven and Swedish begrava

Verb[edit]

begrave (imperative begrav, present tense begraver, passive begraves, simple past begravde or begravet or begrov, past participle begravd or begravet, present participle begravende)

  1. to bury
    begrave stridsøksen - bury the hatchet

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