förstå

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Through apocope with umlaut from Old Swedish forstanda, from Middle Low German vorstān, from Old Saxon farstandan, from Proto-Germanic *farstandaną, *frastandaną (to understand, oppose), from *fra-/*far- +‎ *standaną. Cognate with Danish forstå (older Danish forstande), Norwegian forstå, German verstehen, Dutch verstaan and English forstand and forsta. Equivalent to för- +‎ stå.

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förstå

  1. to understand syn.

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