verteidigen

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From Middle High German verteidingen from vertagedingen, derived from teidinc, tagedinc (originally "judgment", then "talk, chatter", so Narrenteiding ‎(foolish chatter)) of tac ‎(day) and ding ‎(negotiation). Cognate with Dutch verdedigen.

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  • IPA(key): /fɛɐ̯ˈtaɪ̯dɪɡən/
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verteidigen ‎(third-person singular simple present verteidigt, past tense verteidigte, past participle verteidigt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to defend

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