See also: happen

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Adopted in the 18th century from German Low German, which may have borrowed it from Dutch. A Dutch verb happen (to snap) is attested from the 16th century on. Compare also contemporary Dutch hap. It is unsettled whether there is any relation with Old French happer.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhapən/, [ˈhapən], [ˈhapm̩]
  • (file)

NounEdit

Happen m (genitive Happens, plural Happen, diminutive Häppchen n)

  1. morsel
  2. snack

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