Hello, I'm Mnemosientje (/ˌmneːmoːˈsintʃə/). My contributions to Wiktionary consist for the most part of words in languages that interest me (usually long-dead ones), of etymologies, and of quotes I like from various sources. I was also made an administrator here a while ago.

In real life I study history and have previously studied classical languages. I especially love learning about Europe's "barbarians" of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, particularly the history and language of the Goths. As such, improving Wiktionary's coverage of the Gothic language has become something of a pet project of mine.


  • I am a native Dutch speaker (Hollandic), and my English (both spoken and written) is pretty much fluent. My Hebrew is almost fluent, but when reading academic-level prose I still sometimes find myself reaching for a dictionary.
  • I can read and write German quite well, but I do have trouble speaking it. My command of Spanish and French is less impressive still.
  • Latin and Ancient Greek are two languages I've studied at university level and which I can read at an intermediate level. I once finished a course in Hittite, but have since forgotten most of it.
  • Old Germanic languages interest me most of all. I can read Gothic and Old Saxon well enough, and to lesser degrees (in order of familiarity) Old High German, Old Dutch, Old English and various other medieval Germanic languages.
  • I am currently actively learning Russian, in which I have a basic reading competency.
  • I can read the Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Gothic and Cyrillic alphabets, as well as some Runic scripts.



καὶ γνώσεσθε τὴν ἀλήθειαν, καὶ ἡ ἀλήθεια ἐλευθερώσει ὑμᾶς.