boete

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See also: boète, boête, and böte

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch boete, from Old Dutch *bōta, from Proto-Germanic *bōtō (recompense). Cognate to English bote, boot (profit, plunder).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

boete f (plural boetes or boeten)

  1. (in full geldboete) fine, financial penalty
  2. (in full boetedoening) penance, paining atonement

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Verb[edit]

boete

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of boeten