Meaning of allemagtig in English:


Pronunciation /aləˈmaxtɪx/


South African
  • An exclamation of surprise, alarm, horror, or reproach: ‘good Lord!’ Compare magtig .

    Frequently used by writers to suggest Afrikaans dialogue.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Edward Alexander (1803–1885), army officer. Partly (i) from Dutch allemachtig (Afrikaans allemagtig, allamagtig), specific use of an older variant of almachtig almighty (perhaps reinforced by alle, oblique form of al, frequently used in interjections);.