geval

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch geval, from the verb gevallen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɣəˈvɑl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ge‧val
  • Rhymes: -ɑl

Noun[edit]

geval n (plural gevallen, diminutive gevalletje n)

  1. case, situation, instance
    In dat geval heb ik geen bezwaar.
    In that case I have no objections.
    Er is geen enkel geval bekend waarbij doden vielen.
    There is no known case involving fatalities.
    De verzekeraar werd gebeld over een geval van waterschade.
    The insurer was called about a case of water damage.
  2. thing
    Wat is dit voor een vreemd geval?
    What kind of strange thing is this?

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

geval n

  1. fate
  2. fortune, luck
  3. event, occurrence
  4. case

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Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: geval
  • Limburgish: geval

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