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fassen

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German vazzen, from Old High German fazzōn, from Proto-Germanic *fatōną (to fetch, hold).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈfasn̩], [ˈfasən]
  • Hyphenation: fas‧sen
  • (file)

VerbEdit

fassen (third-person singular simple present fasst or fässt, past tense fasste, past participle gefasst, auxiliary haben)

  1. to grasp

Usage notesEdit

  • In the 2nd and 3rd person singular present, the standard form is fasst.
  • The umlauted alternative fässt is due to hypercorrection and used colloquially in parts of northern Germany.

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