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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German *bidecchen, from Proto-Germanic *biþakjaną, equivalent to be- +‎ decken. Cognate with Dutch bedekken, English bethatch, Swedish betäcka.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈdɛkən/
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  • Hyphenation: be‧de‧cken

VerbEdit

bedecken (third-person singular simple present bedeckt, past tense bedeckte, past participle bedeckt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to cover
  2. (gamekeeping) to make mate

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch bithekken. Equivalent to be- +‎ decken.

VerbEdit

bedecken

  1. to cover
  2. to hide, to conceal
  3. to keep secret

InflectionEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

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Further readingEdit

  • bedecken”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • bedecken”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929