binnen

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binnen

  1. inside, indoors
    Als het regent kun je beter binnen blijven.
    When it rains it's better to stay inside.
  2. (postpositional) (to) inside, into
    Het schip voerde de haven binnen.
    The ship sailed into the harbour.

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binnen

  1. inside, within
    U mag enkel binnen de parkeervakken parkeren.
    You may only park inside the parking spaces.
  2. within (a time)
    binnen tien minuten
    within ten minutes

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From Middle Low German binnen (within). The form is also Central German in Middle High German binnen (compare Luxembourgish bannen). It is originally an adverb meaning “within, inside” chiefly in local sense, equivalent to German innen. Binnen was adopted in modern standard German as a temporal preposition, while the prefix binnen- takes on the local sense of the word. Cognate with Dutch binnen.

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binnen (with genitive or dative)

  1. within (a time span)
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 27/2010, page 70
      Die Aktienbörsen schalten oftmals binnen weniger Stunden von Depression auf Optimismus um – und wieder zurück.
      The stock markets often switch within a few hours from depression to optimism – and back again.

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon bindan, from Proto-Germanic *bindaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰendʰ- (to bind). Compare Dutch binden, German binden, English bind, West Frisian bine, Danish binde.

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binnen (third-person singular simple present binnt, past tense bunn, past participle bunnen, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. to bind

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