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vangita

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Finnish

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Etymology

From vanki, which is of Germanic origin; cf. Swedish fånge, German Gefangener.

Pronunciation

  • hyphenation: van·gi·ta
  • IPA: /'vɑŋːitɑ(ʔ)/

Verb

vangita (stem vangi-*)

  1. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To imprison, incarcerate, jail (put in prison; both in legal contexts and elsewhere).
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To arrest, place under arrest, take into custody, put in detention (both in legal contexts and elsewhere).

Usage notes

  • In the sense "to arrest" pidättää and vangita can be used synonymously in general language, but in a legal context pidättää means "to arrest (for a limited time, under habeas corpus)", whereas vangita means "to arrest or detain (due court order)".

Synonyms

Verb

vangita

  1. Impersonal indicative present connegative form of vangita.

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