bekennen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch bekennen, from Old Dutch bikennen. Equivalent to be- +‎ kennen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈkɛnə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: be‧ken‧nen
  • Rhymes: -ɛnən

Verb[edit]

bekennen

  1. (transitive) to acknowledge, confess
  2. (transitive) to see, to make out, to discern
  3. (transitive, dated) to have sex, to know

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of bekennen (weak, prefixed)
infinitive bekennen
past singular bekende
past participle bekend
infinitive bekennen
gerund bekennen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular beken bekende
2nd person sing. (jij) bekent bekende
2nd person sing. (u) bekent bekende
2nd person sing. (gij) bekent bekende
3rd person singular bekent bekende
plural bekennen bekenden
subjunctive sing.1 bekenne bekende
subjunctive plur.1 bekennen bekenden
imperative sing. beken
imperative plur.1 bekent
participles bekennend bekend
1) Archaic.

Derived terms[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

be- +‎ kennen. Cognate with Scottish dialectical English beken.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bekennen (strong, third-person singular simple present bekennt, past tense bekannte, past participle bekannt, past subjunctive bekennte, auxiliary haben)

  1. to confess
  2. (reflexive) to plead
    Der Beklagte bekannte sich schuldig.
    The defendant pleaded guilty.

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Further reading[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch bikennen. Equivalent to be- +‎ kennen.

Verb[edit]

bekennen

  1. to get to know, to learn of
  2. to notice
  3. to see
  4. to recognise
  5. to know
  6. to acknowledge, to discern

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

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Further reading[edit]

  • bekennen”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • bekennen”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929