schmähen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German smæhen, from Old High German smāhen, from Proto-Germanic *smēhijaną (to reduce; belittle; despise).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃmɛː.ən/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /ˈʃmeː.ən/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
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  • Hyphenation: schmä‧hen

Verb[edit]

schmähen (third-person singular simple present schmäht, past tense schmähte, past participle geschmäht, auxiliary haben)

  1. To revile; mock; verbally abuse
  2. To blaspheme

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