kauen

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kūwen, variant of kiuwen, from Old High German kiuwan, from Proto-Germanic *kewwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵyewh₁-. Compare Dutch kauwen, Low German käwwen, West Frisian kôgje, English chew. The expected form käuen still in the compound wiederkäuen (to chew the cud).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaʊ̯ən/
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  • Hyphenation: kau‧en

Verb[edit]

kauen (third-person singular simple present kaut, past tense kaute, past participle gekaut, auxiliary haben)

  1. to chew

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