hondsdolheid

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hondsdol 'rabid' (genitive of hond 'dog' + dol 'mad') + -heid '-ness'

Noun[edit]

hondsdolheid f (uncountable)

  1. rabies, a very contagious disease, spread from canines (hence the name; including foxes) to humans

References[edit]

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