From Dutch hebben, from Middle Dutch hebben, from Old Dutch hebben, from Proto-Germanic *habjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (to grasp).



(present het, present participle hebbende, past had, past participle gehad)

  1. to have

Usage notesEdit

This verb is highly irregular in Afrikaans due to the fact that it has a different present form from its infinitive form. The present form is used as an active verb with a pronoun. This verb also has a rarely used preterite form, had.

Min NanEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“shrimp; prawn; lobster; to bend; to curve; to flex; etc.”).
(This character, , is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)