onderdaan

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch onderdaen. Originated from the past participle of onderdoen (to subjugate), this verb fell in disuse in the modern language. Equivalent to onder- +‎ gedaan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔn.dərˌdaːn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: on‧der‧daan

Noun[edit]

onderdaan m (plural onderdanen, diminutive onderdaantje n, feminine onderdane)

  1. subject (i.e. a citizen in a monarchy)

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