anbeten

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

an- (on) +‎ beten (pray). Compare Latin adoro.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈanˌbeːtən/, [ˈʔanˌbeːtn̩]
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  • Hyphenation: an‧be‧ten

VerbEdit

anbeten (third-person singular simple present betet an, past tense betete an, past participle angebetet, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive, religion or figurative) to worship, to adore

Usage notesEdit

  • Particularly in Catholic contexts, a precise distinction must be made between beten zu (“to pray to”) and anbeten (“to worship”). While the former may be done towards God, angels, and saints, the latter is due to God alone.

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