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2008/12/18 Lars Finsen <[log in to unmask]>:

> We have this word in Norwegian, too, borrowed from German, no doubt, but
> spelt "skadefryd". And here the meaning is the joy over the misery of
> others. I think it is the same in German, actually.

And in Dutch, only we use different roots: "leedvermaak" is from "leed"
(suffering, pain; from "lijden": to suffer) and "vermaak" (entertainment)

René