erben

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German erben, from Old High German *erben, from Proto-West Germanic *arbijan, from Proto-Germanic *arbijaną, denominative from *arbiją.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛʁbn̩/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

erben (weak, third-person singular present erbt, past tense erbte, past participle geerbt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to inherit (as a bequest or by genetics)

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ orphan” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2021.

Further reading[edit]

  • erben” in Duden online
  • erben” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache