blauw

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *blāo, from Proto-Germanic *blēwaz.

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Adjective[edit]

blauw (comparative blauwer, superlative blauwst)

  1. blue.
  2. visibly bruised, as in blauwe plek 'a bluish bruise'
  3. (slang) drunk

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Noun[edit]

blauw n (plural blauwen, diminutive blauwtje n)

  1. The colour blue.
  2. Police (especially in the phrase: blauw op straat (police on the street))

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