vangita

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Finnish[edit]

(index va)

Etymology[edit]

From vanki, which is of Germanic origin; compare Swedish fånge, German Gefangener.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • hyphenation: van·gi·ta
  • IPA(key): [ˈvɑŋːitɑˣ]

Verb[edit]

vangita

  1. (transitive, + genitive-accusative) To imprison, incarcerate, jail (put in prison; both in legal contexts and elsewhere).
  2. (transitive, + genitive-accusative) To arrest, place under arrest, take into custody, put in detention (both in legal contexts and elsewhere).
  3. to capture (to reproduce convincingly)
    Hänen elokuvasovituksensa vangitsi alkuperäisen työn hengen.
    His film adaptation captured the spirit of the original work.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • In the sense "to arrest" pidättää and vangita can be used synonymously in general language, but in a legal context pidättää means "to arrest (for a limited time, under habeas corpus)", whereas vangita means "to arrest or detain (due court order)".

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