See also: Begehren

German edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German begern, prefixed form of earlier gern, from Old High German gerōn. Related to gern (willingly, gladly). Cognate with Luxembourgish begieren. More at English yearn.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈɡeːʁən/, /bəˈɡeːʁn̩/
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  • Rhymes: -eːʀən

Verb edit

begehren (weak, third-person singular present begehrt, past tense begehrte, past participle begehrt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to desire
  2. (transitive) to ask, to demand

Conjugation edit

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

  • begehren” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • begehren” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • begehren” in Duden online
  • begehren” in OpenThesaurus.de