dominee

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See also: dominée

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch dominee and Afrikaans dominee.

Noun[edit]

dominee (plural dominees)

  1. (South Africa) A minister of the Dutch Reformed Church; a predikant.
    • 1978, André Brink, Rumours of Rain, Vintage 2000, p. 51:
      But Elise goes regularly, often twice on a Sunday, mainly as a result of the conditioning of her childhood as a dominee’s daughter, but also because she regards it as a good example to the children, especially Ilse.
  2. (US, dated) A minister in a Dutch Reformed church; a dominie.

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch dominee.

Noun[edit]

dominee (plural dominees)

  1. pastor; minister

Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin domine, vocative of dominus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdoːmineː/, (Northern Dutch) [ˈdoʊ̯mineɪ̯], (Southern Dutch) [ˈdoːmineː]
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  • Hyphenation: do‧mi‧nee

Noun[edit]

dominee m (plural dominees, diminutive domineetje n)

  1. (religion) minister

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