ruhen

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ruhen ‎(third-person singular simple present ruht, past tense ruhte, past participle geruht, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive, of something animate) to rest; to sleep
  2. (intransitive, euphemistic, to be buried) to rest
    • 1918, Elisabeth von Heyking, Die Orgelpfeifen, in: Zwei Erzählungen, Phillipp Reclam jun. Verlag, page 31:
      Bei einem Patrouillenritt, zu dem er sich freiwillig gemeldet, war der älteste der Enkel gefallen. Ruhte nun fern in Feindesland.
      On a patrolling ride, for which he had volunteered, the oldest of the grandchildren had died. Rested now far away in enemy country.
  3. (intransitive, of something inanimate) to be positioned; to rest
  4. (intransitive, of a process or event) to stall; to be suspended

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