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Alternative formsEdit

  • naſchen (in fraktur)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German naschen, from Old High German nascōn (to nibble; smack), from Proto-Germanic *hnaskōną (to make soft; tenderize; crush; grind). Cognate with English nesh (to soften; act timidly). More at nesh.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnaʃən/, [ˈnaʃn̩]
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VerbEdit

naschen (third-person singular simple present nascht, past tense naschte, past participle genascht, auxiliary haben)

  1. to nibble, to eat sweets on the sly

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