begripen

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch bigrīpan. Equivalent to be- +‎ gripen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

begripen

  1. to grab hold of, to grasp
  2. to encompass, to contain
  3. to catch, to apprehend
  4. to reprimand
  5. to undertake, to perform

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • begripen”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • begripen”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

past participle of begripa.

Adjective[edit]

begripen

  1. understood

Declension[edit]

Inflection of begripen
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular begripen
Neuter singular begripet
Plural begripna
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 begripne
All begripna
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.