gebären

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See also: gebaren and Gebaren

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German gebern, from Old High German giberan, from Proto-Germanic *gaberaną. Cognate with English bear.

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gebären (class 4 strong, third-person singular simple present gebiert or gebärt, past tense gebar, past participle geboren, past subjunctive gebäre, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to give birth; referring to labour, or to labour and pregnancy as a whole
  2. (transitive) to give birth to; to bear

Usage notes[edit]

  • The 2nd and 3rd person singular forms of the present are traditionally du gebierst, sie gebiert. The regularised forms du gebärst, sie gebärt are often considered nonstandard but are equally common in practice.

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