getuige

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɣəˈtœy̯.ɣə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ge‧tui‧ge
  • Rhymes: -œy̯ɣə

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch getuge, from the verb getugen (modern getuigen).

Cognate with German Zeuge.

Noun[edit]

getuige m (plural getuigen, diminutive getuigetje n)

  1. witness
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Descendants[edit]
  • Sranan Tongo: kotoigi

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry. The prepositional sense may be seen as a fossilized use of the subjunctive, which is otherwise archaic.

Verb[edit]

getuige

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of getuigen

Preposition[edit]

getuige

  1. as shown by, judging by, witness