bescheren

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch bescheren. Equivalent to be- +‎ scheren.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈsxeː.rə(n)/
  • Hyphenation: be‧sche‧ren
  • Rhymes: -eːrən

Verb[edit]

bescheren

  1. (transitive) to determine, to allot

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of bescheren (strong class 4, prefixed)
infinitive bescheren
past singular beschoor
past participle beschoren
infinitive bescheren
gerund bescheren n
present tense past tense
1st person singular bescheer beschoor
2nd person sing. (jij) bescheert beschoor
2nd person sing. (u) bescheert beschoor
2nd person sing. (gij) bescheert beschoort
3rd person singular bescheert beschoor
plural bescheren beschoren
subjunctive sing.1 beschere beschore
subjunctive plur.1 bescheren beschoren
imperative sing. bescheer
imperative plur.1 bescheert
participles bescherend beschoren
1) Archaic.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German beschern (to preordain, destine, allot, distribute). Compare Yiddish באַשערט(bashert, predestined).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [bəˈʃeːʁən]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

bescheren (third-person singular simple present beschert, past tense bescherte, past participle beschert, auxiliary haben)

  1. To give, bestow, present (chiefly of Christmas presents)
  2. To allot (chiefly by God or fate)

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the Christmas sense, bescheren retains its original association with the transcendent to some degree inasmuch as the subject is usually the Christkind or Weihnachtsmann, and only rarely a normal person.

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