bekende

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German bekennen, from be- +‎ kennen (to know). Compare German bekennen.

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Verb[edit]

bekende (past tense bekendte, past participle bekendt)

  1. to confess (faith)
  2. to admit (something immoral, something personal)
  3. to follow suit (to play a card of the same suit)

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈkɛndə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: be‧ken‧de
  • Rhymes: -ɛndə

Etymology 1[edit]

From bekend.

Noun[edit]

bekende m (plural bekenden, diminutive bekendetje n)

  1. An acquaintance, someone known/trusted to the person of reference, yet often less than a friend
    Synonym: kennis
  2. (with the definite article: het bekende) The known, what one is familiar with
    Het bekende lijkt meestal veiliger maar saaier.
    The known usually seems safer but duller.
    Synonym: vertrouwde
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Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: bekende
  • Negerhollands: bekend

Adjective[edit]

bekende

  1. Inflected form of bekend

Participle[edit]

bekende

  1. Inflected form of bekend

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

bekende

  1. singular past indicative and subjunctive of bekennen

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West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bekende c (plural bekenden)

  1. acquaintance

Further reading[edit]

  • bekende”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011