getuigenis

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch getugenisse, from getugen (to bear witness) + -nisse (modern getuigen +‎ -nis). Compare German Zeugnis.

PronunciationEdit

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  • Hyphenation: ge‧tui‧ge‧nis

NounEdit

getuigenis f, n (plural getuigenissen, diminutive getuigenisje n)

  1. A testimony: declaration/statement serving to bear evidence or proof in an inquiry and/or trial
  2. hence also other proof
    Bloedige striemen en andere wonden strekten tot getuigenis dat Romeinse slaven enkel onder foltering getuigenis konden afleggen
    Bloody stripes and other wounds bore witness that Roman slaves could only give testimony under torture
Last modified on 1 April 2014, at 14:59