bikkel

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bik‧kel

Etymology 1[edit]

Germanic, unclear; cognate with German Bickel

Noun[edit]

bikkel m (plural bikkels, diminutive bikkeltje n)

  1. A pickax
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Etymology 2[edit]

Germanic, apparently cognate with 1 and 3

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bikkel m (plural bikkels, diminutive bikkeltje n)

  1. The talus, a bone in a sheep's heel
  2. Such a bone (often worked and) used as in a dice-like game of chance
  3. An artificial, similar throwing device; a dice
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Etymology 3[edit]

Germanic, apparently cognate with the synonym biggel 'pebble', from Frankish *bikkil (ossicle, die). Cognate with French bille (marble).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bikkel m (plural bikkels, diminutive bikkeltje n)

  1. A pebble

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