bekennen

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch bekennen, from Old Dutch bikennen. Equivalent to be- +‎ kennen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈkɛnə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: be‧ken‧nen
  • Rhymes: -ɛnən

VerbEdit

bekennen

  1. (transitive) to acknowledge, confess
  2. (transitive) to see, to make out, to discern
  3. (transitive, biblical, euphemistic) to have sex, to know, have carnal knowledge

InflectionEdit

Inflection of bekennen (weak, prefixed)
infinitive bekennen
past singular bekende
past participle bekend
infinitive bekennen
gerund bekennen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular beken bekende
2nd person sing. (jij) bekent bekende
2nd person sing. (u) bekent bekende
2nd person sing. (gij) bekent bekende
3rd person singular bekent bekende
plural bekennen bekenden
subjunctive sing.1 bekenne bekende
subjunctive plur.1 bekennen bekenden
imperative sing. beken
imperative plur.1 bekent
participles bekennend bekend
1) Archaic.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: beken
  • Negerhollands: beken, bekennen

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

be- +‎ kennen. Cognate with Scottish dialectal English beken.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bekennen (irregular weak, third-person singular present bekennt, past tense bekannte, past participle bekannt, past subjunctive bekennte, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to confess, to admit
  2. (transitive) to bear witness, to avow
    Farbe bekennento show one's true colors
  3. (reflexive, often with zu (to/with/on)) to pledge oneself (to), to commit (to), to declare one's affiliation (with), to take a stand (on)
  4. (reflexive, law) to plead
    Der Beklagte bekannte sich schuldig.
    The defendant pleaded guilty.

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

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

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch bikennen. Equivalent to be- +‎ kennen.

VerbEdit

bekennen

  1. to get to know, to learn of
  2. to notice
  3. to see
  4. to recognise
  5. to know
  6. to acknowledge, to discern

InflectionEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit