behålla

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish behalda, beholda, from Middle Low German beholden, from Old Saxon bihaldan, from Proto-Germanic *bihaldaną (to keep), equivalent to be- +‎ hålla (hold). Cognate with Norwegian beholde, Norwegian Nynorsk behalda, behalde, Danish beholde, Plautdietsch behoolen, German behalten, Luxembourgish behalen, Dutch behouden, Afrikaans behou, behoue, Limburgish behaaje, Saterland Frisian behoolde and English behold.

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Verb[edit]

behålla

  1. to keep; to maintain possession of

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References[edit]

behålla in Svenska Akademiens ordbok online.