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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch bedenken, from Old Dutch *bithenkan, *bithenkon, from Proto-Germanic *biþankijaną. Equivalent to be- +‎ denken.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈdɛŋkə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: be‧den‧ke‧lijk
  • Rhymes: -ɛŋkən

VerbEdit

bedenken

  1. (transitive) to bethink
  2. (transitive) to think of, to make up
  3. (reflexive) to reconsider, to change one's mind

Usage notesEdit

The reflexive form has a different meaning, but is sometimes used with the same meaning as the non-reflexive form. This is marked.

InflectionEdit

Inflection of bedenken (weak with past in -cht, prefixed)
infinitive bedenken
past singular bedacht
past participle bedacht
infinitive bedenken
gerund bedenken n
present tense past tense
1st person singular bedenk bedacht
2nd person sing. (jij) bedenkt bedacht
2nd person sing. (u) bedenkt bedacht
2nd person sing. (gij) bedenkt bedacht
3rd person singular bedenkt bedacht
plural bedenken bedachten
subjunctive sing.1 bedenke bedachte
subjunctive plur.1 bedenken bedachten
imperative sing. bedenk
imperative plur.1 bedenkt
participles bedenkend bedacht
1) Archaic.

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German bedenken, from Old High German pidenken bidenken, from Proto-Germanic *biþankijaną, equivalent to be- +‎ denken. Cognate with English bethink, Dutch bedenken.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈdɛŋkŋ̍/, /bəˈdɛŋkən/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

bedenken (third-person singular simple present bedenkt, past tense bedachte, past participle bedacht, auxiliary haben)

  1. to consider
    Synonym: überdenken
  2. to keep in mind
    Synonym: denken an

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *bithenkan, *bithenkon, from Proto-Germanic *biþankijaną. Equivalent to be- +‎ denken.

VerbEdit

bedenken

  1. to consider, to decide
  2. to think of, to make up
  3. (reflexive) to think, to ponder
  4. (reflexive) to realise
  5. (reflexive) to reconsider, to change one's mind

InflectionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: bedenken
  • Limburgish: bedinke

Further readingEdit

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