behøve

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See also: behove

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German behōven. The verb is derived from the noun Middle Low German behōf (need) (borrowed to Danish behov), from Proto-Germanic *bihōfą, cognate with English behoof, German Behuf.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /behøːˀvə/, [b̥eˈhøˀʋə, b̥eˈhøwˀə]

Verb[edit]

behøve (past tense behøvede, past participle behøvet)

  1. to need

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German behoven

Verb[edit]

behøve (present tense behøver, passive behøves, simple past behøvde, past participle behøvd, present participle behøvende)

  1. to need

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German behoven, via Norwegian Bokmål

Verb[edit]

behøve

  1. to need

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