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haben

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German

Etymology

From Old High German habēn < Proto-Germanic *khaf- < Proto-Indo-European *kap- (to grasp). Akin to Old Saxon hebbjan, Old Norse hafa (Swedish hava/ha), Old Frisian habba, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌱𐌰𐌽 (haban). Cognate with English have.

Pronunciation

Verb

haben (irregular, third-person singular simple present hat, past tense hatte, auxiliary haben, past participle gehabt)

  1. (transitive) To have; to possess; to own.
  2. (transitive) To have; to hold; to contain.
  3. (auxiliary[[Category:Template:lang:de auxiliary verbs]], Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To have; forms the perfect and past perfect tense

Derived terms

Conjugation


Old High German

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *habhen, whence also Old English habban, Old Norse hafa. It is related to Latin capiō.

Verb

habēn

  1. to have

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