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gaffen

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German gaffen, kaffen, kapfen (to look, gawk), from Old High German kapfēn (to look, peer), from Proto-Germanic *kapjaną (to gaze, observe), from Proto-Indo-European *g'Ab-, *geb- (to look after). Cognate with Old Dutch up-capen (to stand out), Old English capian (to look), Old Norse kópa (to stare at, gawk), Old English cēpan (to observe, keep). More at keep.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡafɱ̩/, /ˈɡafən/

VerbEdit

gaffen (third-person singular simple present gafft, past tense gaffte, past participle gegafft, auxiliary haben)

  1. to stare at curiously, rubberneck

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