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EtymologyEdit

From Old High German gilīhhon, from Proto-Germanic *galīkōną.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡlaɪ̯çən/, [ˈɡlaɪ̯çn̩]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

gleichen (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present gleicht, past tense glich, past participle geglichen, past subjunctive gliche, auxiliary haben)

  1. (with a dative case object) to be like (something); to equal (something); to resemble
    Zwei plus zwei gleicht vier.
    Two plus two equals four.

In this example, it is used in the singular because it refers to the addition, not the numbers.

  1. (reflexive) to be alike

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