begraven

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch begrāven, from Old Dutch bigravan. Equivalent to be- +‎ graven.

Verb[edit]

begraven

  1. (transitive) to bury
    De hond begroef zijn bot net waar zijn voorganger begraven was.
    The dog buried his bone precisely where his predecessor was buried.
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of begraven (strong class 6, prefixed)
infinitive begraven
past singular begroef
past participle begraven
infinitive begraven
gerund begraven n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular begraaf begroef
2nd person sing. (jij) begraaft begroef
2nd person sing. (u) begraaft begroef
2nd person sing. (gij) begraaft begroeft
3rd person singular begraaft begroef
plural begraven begroeven
subjunctive sing.1 begrave begroeve
subjunctive plur.1 begraven begroeven
imperative sing. begraaf
imperative plur.1 begraaft
participles begravend begraven
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Participle[edit]

begraven

  1. past participle of begraven
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of begraven
uninflected begraven
inflected begraven
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial begraven
indefinite m./f. sing. begraven
n. sing. begraven
plural begraven
definite begraven
partitive begravens

Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

be- +‎ graven

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

begraven (third-person singular simple present begraavt, past tense begroov, past participle begraven, auxiliary verb wesen)

  1. to bury
    De dode Katt worr in'n Achtergoorn begraven dörch de hele Familie
    The dead cat was buried in the back garden by the whole family

Conjugation[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch bigravan. Equivalent to be- +‎ grāven.

Verb[edit]

begrāven

  1. to bury
  2. to delimit (land) with a ditch
  3. to fortify

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • begraven (III)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • begraven”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

past participle of begrava.

Adjective[edit]

begraven

  1. buried, interred
    här ligger en hund begraven
    there's something strange here

Declension[edit]

Inflection of begraven
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular begraven
Neuter singular begravet
Plural begravna
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 begravne
All begravna
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

Synonyms[edit]