grondvest

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From grond +‎ vest, likely a calque of German Grundfeste.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɣrɔnt.fɛst/
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  • Hyphenation: grond‧vest

Noun[edit]

grondvest f or n (plural grondvesten)

  1. (now chiefly figurative) foundation, principle
    Synonyms: basis, beginsel, fundament, grondslag
  2. (literally) foundation of an edifice
    Het gebouw schudde op zijn grondvesten.
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    Synonyms: fundament, fundering