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Haben

Haben

See also: haben

German

Noun

Haben n (genitive Habens, plural Haben)

  1. a credit

Declension

haben

haben

See also: Haben

German

Alternative forms

  • ham (in informal writing)
  • han (archaic or dialectal)

Verb

haben (irregular, third-person singular simple present hat, past tense hatte, past participle gehabt, past subjunctive hätte, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to have; to possess, to own
  2. (transitive) to have; to hold, to contain
  3. (auxiliary, with a past participle) to have forms the perfect and past perfect tense
  4. (reflexive, colloquial) to make a fuss

Derived terms

Conjugation


Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *habjaną, whence also Old Saxon hebbian, Old English habban, Old Norse hafa, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌱𐌰𐌽 (haban). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (to grasp), whence also Latin capiō.

Verb

habēn

  1. to have

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • anahabēn
  • bihabēn
  • firhabēn
  • gihabēn
  • inthabēn
  • missihabēn
  • ūfhabēn
  • umbihabēn
  • widarhabēn

Descendants