fængsel

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Etymology[edit]

Equivalent to fange (to capture) +‎ -sel (act of). From Old Danish fengelse (prison), borrowed from Middle Low German vangnisse, vengnisse, cf. German Gefängnis. Icelandic fangelsi and Swedish fängelse are also borrowed from Low German.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɛŋˀsəl/, [ˈfɛŋˀsl̩]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛŋˀsəl

Noun[edit]

fængsel n (singular definite fængslet or fængselet, plural indefinite fængsler)

  1. prison (place of long-term confinement for those convicted of serious crimes)

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