halben

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

halben

  1. inflection of halb:
    1. strong genitive masculine/neuter singular
    2. weak/mixed genitive/dative all-gender singular
    3. strong/weak/mixed accusative masculine singular
    4. strong dative plural
    5. weak/mixed all-case plural

Postposition[edit]

halben (+ genitive)

  1. (obsolete, except in compounds) for the sake of, because of
    • 1912, Martin Luther, Lutherbibel von 1912, Exodus 18:8 (with KJV translation)
      Da erzählte Mose seinem Schwiegervater alles, was der HERR dem Pharao und den Ägyptern getan hatte Israels halben, und alle die Mühsal, die ihnen auf den Wege begegnet war, und daß sie der HERR errettet hätte.
      And Moses told his father in law all that the LORD had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the LORD delivered them.

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