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Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. To be damned is for one's ordinary everyday mode of consciousness to be unremitting agonizing preoccupation with self.
Iris Murdoch
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Dutch

Pronunciation

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IPA: ɣə'bɛt, IPA: ɣə'bedən

Noun

gebed n. (plural gebeden, diminutive gebedje)

  1. prayer

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *bed- (prayer, entreaty). Cognate with Old Frisian bede, Old Saxon beda (Dutch gebed), Old High German beta, gibet (German Gebet), Gothic 𐌱𐌹𐌳𐌰 (bida).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /jeˈbed/

Noun

ġebed n. (plural ġebedu)

  1. prayer, religious observance
    Hie to gebede feollon. They fell to prayer. (Cædmon’s Metrical Paraphrase)

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