diefstal

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Etymology[edit]

From late Middle Dutch diefstal, from Middle High German diepstale, from diep (thief) (from Old High German diob, from Proto-Germanic *þeubaz) + stale (theft) (from Old High German stāla, from Proto-Germanic *stēlō). Replaced the Middle Dutch word diefte, which still survives in some dialects.

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diefstal m (plural diefstallen, diminutive diefstalletje n)

  1. theft

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