schänden

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From Proto-Germanic *skandijaną. Cognate with Danish skænde (defile), English shend, Dutch schenden.

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schänden (third-person singular simple present schändet, past tense schändete, past participle geschändet, auxiliary haben)

  1. (with non-personal objects) to desecrate; to dishonour
  2. (with personal objects, chiefly dated, literary) to violate; to rape; to ravish

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