bekken

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Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

bekken n (plural bekkens, diminutive bekkentje n)

  1. basin, broad-shaped liquid container
  2. (geography) basin, geological depression
  3. (anatomy) pelvis, basin-shaped body region
  4. (music) cymbal, two-part metallic percussion instrument
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Etymology 2[edit]

from bek 'beak, bill, mouth, snout'

Verb[edit]

bekken (past singular bekte, past participle gebekt)

  1. (literally) peck (at a target), hit by bill
  2. (metaphore; rare) snap, sneer (at someone)
  3. (colloquial) sound, 'feel' in the mouth when sung or spoken
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Noun[edit]

bekken

  1. Plural form of bek