beinahe

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • beinah (less common spelling, but more common pronunciation)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German bīnāhe, bīnāch. Analysable as bei (by, near) +‎ nah (near, close). Compare Dutch bijna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

beinahe

  1. almost; nearly

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