vernehmen

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vernemen, from Old High German firneman, a compounding of the prefix fir and neman. From Proto-Germanic *nemaną ‎(to take), from Proto-Indo-European *neme- ‎(to give, to take).

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  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /fɛʁˈneːmən/, [fɛɐ̯ˈneːmn̩]

Verb[edit]

vernehmen ‎(class 4 strong, third-person singular simple present vernimmt, past tense vernahm, past participle vernommen, past subjunctive vernähme, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive, formal) To hear
  2. (transitive) To question, to examine

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