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598452.  Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:14 am Reply with quote

What does this mean? Anyone?

As it occurs on a Dutch picture of Black Bart I assume it's a Dutch word but beyond that I have no idea what the translation might be.

<E> Wrong forum I think - this should be in the other D Series thread I suppose.

Last edited by Celebaelin on Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:38 am; edited 2 times in total

598496.  Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:23 am Reply with quote

"Doodgebleven" means "remained dead" literally, but you can interpret that as simply "died", usually used when talking about the victims of an accident.

Or something like this:

Er zijn twee kindjes doodgebleven in het vuur

= Two small children were killed in the fire.

(oh, and the double e is the archaic spelling)


598513.  Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:34 am Reply with quote

Thanks : )

Now that IS interesting in the context of Black Bart and his supposed (?) escape from the Royal Navy. The word is in the title of a portrait which you can see if you follow the link in the post.

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598538.  Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:04 am Reply with quote

I believe that image is from a book called "A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates" by Charles Johnson (though many people believe it was actually Daniel Defoe).

Considering he was mentioned in the first volume, which was published only 2 years after he died, I think there's a good chance that this is why it says that on the image, as not everyone would have known that fact yet.


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