schaben

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German skaban, from Proto-Germanic *skabaną, from Proto-Indo-European *skabʰ- (to scratch). Compare Dutch schaven, English shave, Danish skave, Swedish skava, Icelandic skafa, Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌱𐌰𐌽 (skaban).

Verb[edit]

schaben (third-person singular simple present schabt, past tense schabte, past participle geschabt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to scrape; to scratch; to scour; to chafe
  2. (intransitive) to scrape
  3. (reflexive) to scrape oneself; to scrub oneself
  4. (reflexive, figuratively) to shave oneself

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