begrave

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English begraven, from Old English begrafan (to bury), from Proto-Germanic *bigrabaną (to dig around, bury), 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).

Verb[edit]

begrave (third-person singular simple present begraves, present participle begraving, simple past begraved or begrove, past participle begraved or begraven)

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

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

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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West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German begraven.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

begrave

  1. to bury

Inflection[edit]

Strong class 6
infinitive begrave
3rd singular past begroef
past participle begroeven
infinitive begrave
long infinitive begraven
gerund begraven n
indicative present tense past tense
1st singular begraaf begroef
2nd singular begraafst begroefst
3rd singular begraaft begroef
plural begrave begroefen
imperative begraaf
participles begravend begroeven

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Further reading[edit]

  • “begrave”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal[1] (in Dutch), 2011