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GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • beinah (less common spelling, but more common pronunciation)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German bīnāhe, bīnāch. Analysable as bei (by, near) +‎ nah (near, close). Compare Dutch bijna.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /baɪ̯ˈnaːə/
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AdverbEdit

beinahe

  1. almost; nearly

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