beschwören

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German beswern, from Old High German biswerian (to beg solemnly, ceremoniously, urgently or emphaticly). Equivalent to be- +‎ schwören. Cognate with Dutch bezweren and Middle Low German besweren (whence Swedish besvärja, Danish besværge and Norwegian Bokmål besverge).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

beschwören (class 6 strong, third-person singular simple present beschwört, past tense beschwor, past participle beschworen, past subjunctive beschwöre, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to conjure
  2. (transitive) to swear to (something)
  3. (transitive, occult) to evoke, to summon

Conjugation[edit]

  • Note that the past participle is beschworen, not *beschwört.

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