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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German begründen. From Grund (ground, soil, bottom) and its figurative meaning reason.

PronunciationEdit

  • (standard German German, northern and central) IPA(key): [bəˈɡʁʏn(d)n̩], [bəˈɡʁʏnd(ə)n]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

begründen (third-person singular simple present begründet, past tense begründete, past participle begründet, auxiliary haben)

  1. to make an argument for something, to justify, to give a reason
  2. to establish, to found

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