beschwören

See also: beschworen

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German beswern, from Old High German biswerian (to beg solemnly, ceremoniously, urgently or emphaticly). Equivalent to be- +‎ schwören. Cognate with Dutch bezweren and Middle Low German besweren (whence Swedish besvärja, Danish besværge and Norwegian Bokmål besverge).

PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -øːʀən

VerbEdit

beschwören (class 6 strong, third-person singular present beschwört, past tense beschwor or (archaic) beschwur, past participle beschworen, past subjunctive beschwöre or beschwüre, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to conjure
  2. (transitive) to swear to (something)
  3. (transitive, occult) to evoke, to summon

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