gevangenis

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch gevancnesse. Equivalent to gevangene +‎ -nis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɣəˈvɑ.ŋəˌnɪs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ge‧van‧ge‧nis

Noun[edit]

gevangenis f (plural gevangenissen, diminutive gevangenisje n)

  1. A jail, a prison; especially an institution where convicts are incarcerated, but sometimes used more generally.
    Synonyms: bajes, gevangenhuis, lik, nor

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: gevangenis
  • West Frisian: gefangenis