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See also: beschworen

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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

VerbEdit

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

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

ConjugationEdit

  • Note that the past participle is beschworen, not *beschwört.

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