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EtymologyEdit

From Germanic; cognate with obsolete English agive, equivalent to er- +‎ geben.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛʀˈɡeːbən/
  • Hyphenation: er‧ge‧ben
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AdjectiveEdit

ergeben (comparative ergebener, superlative am ergebensten)

  1. loyal, devoted, humble, obedient
    Ihr ergebenster DienerYour most humble servant

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VerbEdit

ergeben (class 5 strong, third-person singular simple present ergibt, past tense ergab, past participle ergeben, past subjunctive ergäbe, auxiliary haben)

  1. to yield, produce
  2. (reflexive) to surrender
  3. to arise, result, turn out
  4. (takes a reflexive pronoun, impersonal) to happen
    Es hat sich so ergeben.
    It happened like this.

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