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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English befinden, bifinden, equivalent to be- +‎ find. Cognate with Saterland Frisian befiende (to be located, befind), Dutch bevinden (to find), German befinden (to be, be located), Swedish befinna (to find, be).

VerbEdit

befind (third-person singular simple present befinds, present participle befinding, simple past and past participle befound)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To find; discover.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To invent; contrive.
  3. (passive, obsolete) To be found; be.

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befind

  1. imperative of befinde