keimen

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See also: Keimen and kéimen

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kīmen, from kīm, kīme (sprout) (see Keim). Supplanted or merged with Middle High German kīnen (to sprout), from Old High German kīnan, from Proto-Germanic *kīnaną (to germinate; sprout).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaɪ̯mən/, [ˈkʰaɪ̯mn̩]
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  • Hyphenation: kei‧men

Verb[edit]

keimen (third-person singular simple present keimt, past tense keimte, past participle gekeimt, auxiliary haben), intransitive

  1. to sprout, germinate
  2. to stir (e.g. hope)
  3. to form (e.g. thought, decision)
  4. to awaken (e.g. love, yearning)

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