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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *habjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂pyéti, from the root *keh₂p- (take, seize).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈxeb.bɑn/, [ˈheb.bɑn]

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hebban

  1. to lift, to raise up
    c. 1000 AD, Beowulf:
    Ic hond and rond hebban mihte.
    I could lift hand and shield.

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  • Middle English: heven, hebben