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Flemish term or phrase:Mejuffer
English translation:Miss
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15:15 Feb 22, 2009
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Social Sciences - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / Mejuffer
Flemish term or phrase: Mejuffer
It is a term followed by a name and it was found on a notice of death from Belgium...I'm not sure if it's in Flemish or Dutch but I need to know the exact meaning of this word. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
cdese
Miss
Explanation:
According to the Van Dale dictionary, 'mejuffer' is an antiquated form of 'mejuffrouw', which is a form of address used with an unmarried woman (equivalent to Miss in English).

I also suggest that you wait for answers from Dutch native speakers, and it might be helpful to tell us the date of the document.
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Miss


Explanation:
According to the Van Dale dictionary, 'mejuffer' is an antiquated form of 'mejuffrouw', which is a form of address used with an unmarried woman (equivalent to Miss in English).

I also suggest that you wait for answers from Dutch native speakers, and it might be helpful to tell us the date of the document.

Ken Cox
Local time: 06:57
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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agree  writeaway: why native NL speakers? it's clear as is. I don't think it's antiquated here in Be but it might be in NL. vive la(les) différence(s)/no real need for dico, is there?
3 mins
  -> only because I'm always wary of dictionary translations without further context

agree  Paul Peeraerts
3 hrs

agree  Georgetina Meyer Kirkland
11 hrs
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Reference information:
Mejuffer
Let op: Spelling (deels) uit 1864: Mejufvrouw, v. naam waarmede men vrouwen aanspreekt.
Gevonden op http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/cali003nieu01/

Nederlands Deutsch
direkte Treffer
Mej. / mejuffer Frl. / Fräulein [Anrede]
http://www.uitmuntend.de/woordenboek/mejuffer/



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Note added at 26 mins (2009-02-22 15:41:18 GMT)
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Inmemoriam - MEJUFFER Katrien Knops - Zoutleeuw
MEJUFFER Katrien Knops - Zoutleeuw, geboren te Sint-Truiden op 2/01/1981, overleden op 10/09/2007.
www.inmemoriam.be/detail.asp?id=81788

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Mar 8, 2009 - Changes made by Ken Cox:
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Feb 22, 2009 - Changes made by Evert DELOOF-SYS:
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Feb 22, 2009 - Changes made by writeaway:
FieldLaw/Patents » Social Sciences
Field (specific)Genealogy » General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters


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