ezelsbrug

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ezel (donkey) +‎ -s- (genitival interfix) +‎ brug (bridge), calque of Latin pōns asinōrum. Compare the same in German Eselsbrücke.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: ezels‧brug

Noun[edit]

ezelsbrug f (plural ezelsbruggen, diminutive ezelsbruggetje n)

  1. mnemonic

Usage notes[edit]

  • Especially in modern times, this term is far more commonly found in its diminutive form: ezelsbruggetje.