betekenis

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch betekenis, from Middle Dutch betêkenesse.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈtiə̯kənəs/

Noun[edit]

betekenis (plural betekenisse)

  1. understanding; meaning; content
  2. intended effect
  3. importance; significance and weight

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch betêkenesse. Equivalent to betekenen (to mean) +‎ -nis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈteː.kə.nɪs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: be‧te‧ke‧nis

Noun[edit]

betekenis f (plural betekenissen, diminutive betekenisje n)

  1. meaning
    –Wat is de betekenis van dit woord?
    –Het heeft verscheidene betekenissen.
    –What is the meaning of this word?
    –It has several meanings.
  2. significance, importance

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: betekenis