beken

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bekennen, bikennen, equivalent to be- +‎ ken (to perceive). Cognate with Dutch bekennen (to acknowledge, confess), German bekennen (to admit, confess), Swedish bekänna (to profess, confess).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɪˈkɛn/, /bəˈkɛn/

Verb[edit]

beken (third-person singular simple present bekens, present participle bekenning, simple past and past participle bekenned or bekent)

  1. (transitive, dialectal or obsolete) To make known; reveal.
  2. (transitive, dialectal or obsolete) To deliver.
  3. (transitive, dialectal or obsolete) To commit or commend to the care of.
  4. (transitive, chiefly Scotland) To commit.
  5. (transitive, chiefly Scotland) To admit as possessor.
  6. (transitive, chiefly Scotland) To acquaint; instruct.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

beken

  1. Plural form of beek

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

beken

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bekennen
  2. imperative of bekennen

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

be- +‎ ken

Verb[edit]

beken

  1. to anoint