Den Haag

DutchEdit

 
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Een plein in het centrum van Den Haag, met een standbeeld van Willem de Zwijger.
A square in the center of The Hague, with a statue of William the Silent.

EtymologyEdit

First attested as die haga in 1242. From Middle Dutch die haghe (the enclosure), from die (the) + hage (hedge, enclosure).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Netherlands)
    (file)
  • IPA(key): /dɛn ˈɦaːx/
  • Hyphenation: Den Haag
  • Rhymes: -aːx

Proper nounEdit

Den Haag n

  1. The Hague (a city and municipality and capital of South Holland, Netherlands; administrative capital of the Netherlands)
    Synonyms: Agga, Hofstad, 's-Gravenhage, stad achter de duinen
    Meronym: Haagoord
  2. (figuratively, metonymically) The national government or administrative authority of the Netherlands

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • German: Den Haag
  • Sranan Tongo: Aga
  • West Frisian: De Haach

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch die haghe (the enclosure).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɛnˈhaːx/, /dɛnˈhaːk/
  • (file)

Proper nounEdit

Den Haag n (proper noun, genitive Den Haags or (optionally with an article) Den Haag)

  1. The Hague (a city and capital of South Holland, Netherlands; administrative capital of the Netherlands)