gemeente

AfrikaansEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch gemeente, from Middle Dutch gemeende, from Old Dutch *gimēnitha, from Proto-Germanic *gamainiz + *-iþō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /χəˈmɪə̯n.tə/

NounEdit

gemeente (plural gemeentes)

  1. congregation

DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch gemeende, from Old Dutch *gimēnitha, from Proto-Germanic *gamainiz + *-iþō. Corresponds to gemeen (common) +‎ -te.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɣəˈmeːn.tə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ge‧meen‧te

NounEdit

gemeente f (plural gemeenten or gemeentes, diminutive gemeentetje n)

  1. municipality, commune
  2. congregation

Usage notesEdit

In the Netherlands and Belgium, a municipality (gemeente) is part of a province (provincie), and is analogous to a county. Villages and small towns in a municipality are called dorpen or plaatsen. Larger towns and cities are called steden.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: gemeente
  • Indonesian: geminte
  • West Frisian: gemeente

West FrisianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch gemeente, from Middle Dutch gemeende, from Old Dutch *gimēnitha, from Proto-Germanic *gamainiz + *-iþō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gemeente c (plural gemeenten or gemeentes)

  1. municipality, commune
  2. congregation

Derived termsEdit