galg

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Dutch[edit]

galg

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *galga, from Proto-Germanic *galgô, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰalgʰ-, *ǵʰalg- (long switch, rod, shaft, pole, perch). Compare German Galgen, West Frisian galge, English gallows, Danish galge.

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Noun[edit]

galg f, m (plural galgen, diminutive galgje n)

  1. gallows, wooden framework on which persons are put to death by hanging
  2. (metonymically) the death sentence

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