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bersten

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Variant form of barsten.

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bersten (past singular berstte, past participle gebersten)

  1. Obsolete form of barsten.

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle High German bresten, from Old High German brestan, from Proto-Germanic *brestaną. The modern form is from Middle Low German with metathesis of -r- from Old Saxon brestan (compare Bernstein, Born). Cognate with Dutch barsten, English burst, Old Norse bresta (whence Danish and Norwegian Bokmål briste).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛʁstən/, [ˈbɛʁstən], [ˈbɛɐ̯-], [-stn̩]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

bersten (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present birst, past tense barst, past participle geborsten, past subjunctive bärste, auxiliary sein)

  1. (intransitive, chiefly literary) to burst

Usage notesEdit

  • The more general word is platzen.
  • Bersten has a somewhat irregular 2nd person singular du birst, to avoid the regular but unpronounceable *birstst.

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