beseffen

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *biseffen, from Proto-Germanic *bi- + *sabjaną. Equivalent to be- +‎ unattested *seffen.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

beseffen (past singular besefte, past participle beseft)

  1. to realize

Usage notesEdit

Beseffen is not reflexive, but occasionally it is wrongly used reflexively: zich beseffen. This is probably a contamination of zich realiseren (to realize), with the same meaning, but reflexive.

ConjugationEdit

NounEdit

beseffen

  1. Plural form of besef
Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 01:48