schennis

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch scennesse, scendenesse, from the root of schenden (to violate, damage) +‎ -nis (-ness)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: schen‧nis

Noun[edit]

schennis f (plural schennissen)

  1. An active or passive case of hurting, damaging
  2. An immoral violation of a person, obligation or rule
  3. (obsolete) A result of the above: shame, dishonor, scandal
  4. (obsolete) The potential to hurt or damage: danger, risk

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