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Vogel
See also: vogël, vögel, Vogel, and Vögel

Dutch

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Middle Dutch v?gel, from Old Dutch fogal, vogal, from Proto-Germanic *fuglaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'vo:l/, ['vo]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: vo?gel
  • Rhymes: -o:l

Noun

vogel m (plural vogels or vogelen, diminutive vogeltje n or vogelijn n)

  1. bird, any member of the class Aves
  2. gaai, a feathered target in archery or shooting
  3. (figuratively, slang) A dude, cat

Usage notes

The word vogel is one of the few words where the obsolete Dutch diminutive suffix -lijn can still be encountered: vogelijn ("little bird") is chiefly poetic and can be found in poems and songs, but is not often used elsewhere.

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: voël
    • -> English: voël

References

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

Anagrams


Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch fogal, from Proto-Germanic *fuglaz.

Noun

v?gel m

  1. bird

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Alternative forms

Descendants

Further reading

  • "voghel (I)", in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885-1929), "vogel", in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, ->ISBN


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