marginaliteit

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: mar‧gi‧na‧li‧teit

Etymology[edit]

marginaal +‎ -iteit: from marginaal 'marginal', from French marginal, from medieval Latin marginalis, itself from Latin margo 'edge' (from Proto-Indo-European *mereg- "edge, boundary") + -alis '-al'

Noun[edit]

marginaliteit f (uncountable)

  1. The status marginality, being marginal, outcast etc.
  2. (absolute use, direct article only: de marginaliteit) A marginal way of life, life on the edge, living as an outcast
    Na zijn bankroet belandde hij definitief in de marginaliteit
    After his bankrupcy, he landed in the edge for good

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