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  • IPA(key): /ɣəˈbøːrə(n)/
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch geburen, from Old Dutch geburien (to happen, occur), from Proto-West Germanic *gaburjan, from Proto-Germanic *gaburjaną. Equivalent to ge- +‎ beuren.

Cognate with West Frisian barre (to happen) and German gebühren (to be due, owed); further with Low German geböhren and Old English ġebyrian, which show both of these senses.



  1. (intransitive) to happen
Inflection of gebeuren (weak, prefixed)
infinitive gebeuren
past singular gebeurde
past participle gebeurd
infinitive gebeuren
gerund gebeuren n
present tense past tense
1st person singular gebeur gebeurde
2nd person sing. (jij) gebeurt gebeurde
2nd person sing. (u) gebeurt gebeurde
2nd person sing. (gij) gebeurt gebeurde
3rd person singular gebeurt gebeurde
plural gebeuren gebeurden
subjunctive sing.1 gebeure gebeurde
subjunctive plur.1 gebeuren gebeurden
imperative sing. gebeur
imperative plur.1 gebeurt
participles gebeurend gebeurd
1) Archaic.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Gerund of the verb gebeuren.


gebeuren n (uncountable)

  1. Something which is happening or which happened; event