beleven

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Etymology[edit]

From be- +‎ leven ‎(to live). The original sense is "to live by, to observe".

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beleven ‎(past singular beleefde, past participle beleefd)

  1. (transitive) To experience, live, go through
  2. (transitive) To profess, practice openly (notably a faith or conviction)
  3. (obsolete) To live, exist in (a time or space)
  4. (obsolete) To observe, follow (a command etc.)

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Inflection of beleven (weak, prefixed)
infinitive beleven
past singular beleefde
past participle beleefd
infinitive beleven
gerund beleven n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular beleef beleefde
2nd person sing. (jij) beleeft beleefde
2nd person sing. (u) beleeft beleefde
2nd person sing. (gij) beleeft beleefde
3rd person singular beleeft beleefde
plural beleven beleefden
subjunctive sing.1 beleve beleefde
subjunctive plur.1 beleven beleefden
imperative sing. beleef
imperative plur.1 beleeft
participles belevend beleefd
1) Archaic.

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