ezelsbrug

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ezel (donkey) +‎ -s- (genitival interfix) +‎ brug (bridge), calque of Latin pōns asinōrum. Compare the same in German Eselsbrücke.

PronunciationEdit

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  • Hyphenation: ezels‧brug

NounEdit

ezelsbrug f (plural ezelsbruggen, diminutive ezelsbruggetje n)

  1. mnemonic

Usage notesEdit

  • Especially in modern times, this term is far more commonly found in its diminutive form: ezelsbruggetje.