losgeld

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root of lossen (to let go, release) +‎ geld (money)

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Noun[edit]

losgeld n (plural losgelden, diminutive losgeldje n)

  1. A ransom
    Wie losgeld betaalt moet beseffen dat hij gijzeling letterlijk lonend maakt
    Who pays a ransom must realize he's making hostage-taking literally worthwhile

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