fassen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vazzen, from Old High German fazzōn, from Proto-Germanic *fatōną (to fetch, hold).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfasn̩/, /ˈfasən/
  • Hyphenation: fas‧sen
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

fassen (third-person singular simple present fasst or (nonstandard) fässt, past tense fasste, past participle gefasst, auxiliary haben)

  1. to grasp

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the 2nd and 3rd person singular present, the standard form is fasst. An alternative umlauted form, fässt, is used colloquially in parts of northern Germany due to hypercorrection.

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