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#222609 - 10/20/15 07:36 PM Re: Hogen-mogen: rusty cage etc. [Re: May] Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,295 BranShea
Joined: Jun 2006
Netherlands, the Hague
Hogen-mogen. Speaking of the devil, as a Dutchman I think it's fun to see a week of Dutch words on the menu.
The hogen- part of yesterday's word lives on in today's Dutch language as hoog, adjective, meaning high. The mogen- part survives in it's original form, but the usage has changed.
Mogen is now a verb meaning to have permission, to be allowed to.......whatever
It is also captured in the word vermogen,
meaning as a verb : to be capable of,
meaning as a noun: capital/ equity
Have a nice week.
Last edited by BranShea; 10/20/15 07:38 PM.
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