abkommen

German (Berlin)

/ˈapˌkɔmən/

verb
Definitions
  • (dated) to come from, to derive from
  • to stray from (something)
  • (sports) to start (a competition, event, etc) (in a particular way)
  • to free oneself
  • to go out of style to become disused or obsolete
  • (dialectal) to grow thin and gaunt, to go to rack
  • (regional) to (be filled with and) carry water
  • (regional) to (unexpectedly) form or arise and draw near

Etymology

Inherited from Middle High German abekomen inherited from Old High German abaqueman derived from Afrikaans afkom.

Origin

Afrikaans
afkom
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