nehmen

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German nemen, nëmen ‎(to take, grasp), from Old High German neman ‎(to take), from Proto-Germanic *nemaną ‎(to take), from Proto-Indo-European *neme- ‎(to give or take ones due). Cognate with Low German nehmen ‎(to take), Dutch nemen ‎(to take), English nim ‎(to take, filch), Danish nemme ‎(to learn, grasp), Swedish förnimma ‎(to perceive). More at nim.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈneːmən/, [-mən], [-mn̩]
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  • Hyphenation: neh‧men

Verb[edit]

nehmen ‎(class 4 strong, third-person singular simple present nimmt, past tense nahm, past participle genommen, past subjunctive nähme, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to take
    jemandem etwas nehmen — “to take something from someone”
    einen Anfang nehmen — “to begin” (Literally, “to take a beginning”)
    ein Haus in Pacht nehmen — “to lease a house” (Literally, “to take a house in lease”)
    das Wort nehmen — “to begin to speak” (Literally, “to take a word”)
  2. (reflexive) to cause oneself to be (in some state); to become; to take oneself (to some state)
    Nimm dich in Acht!
    Take care!
  3. (transitive) to seize; to capture
  4. (transitive) to receive; to accept

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Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon neman, niman, from Proto-Germanic *nemaną.

Verb[edit]

nehmen ‎(past nehm or nohm, past participle nahmen, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. (transitive) to take
  2. (reflexive) to take oneself (to some state)
  3. (transitive) to seize; to capture
  4. (transitive) to receive; to accept

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