spons

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See also: spöns

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch sponge, from Old French espoinge, from Latin spongia, from Ancient Greek σπογγιά (spongiá), from σπόγγος (spóngos), a substrate word.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /spɔns/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: spons
  • Rhymes: -ɔns

Noun[edit]

spons f (plural sponsen or sponzen, diminutive sponsje n)

  1. sponge

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: spons
  • Sranan Tongo: sponsu

Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch spons.

Noun[edit]

spons (plural, first-person possessive sponsku, second-person possessive sponsmu, third-person possessive sponsnya)

  1. sponge (piece of porous material used for washing)
  2. sponge (animal)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly connected with Latin spondeō (thus a pledging of one's self to a thing; hence, opp. to external necessity or inducement, of free will, of one's own accord).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

spōns f sg (genitive spontis); third declension

  1. free will, accord, impulse, motion

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative spōns
Genitive spontis
Dative spontī
Accusative spontem
Ablative sponte
Vocative spōns

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

spons

  1. imperative of sponse