huif

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch hūve, from Old Dutch *hūfa, a conflation of Proto-Germanic *hūbǭ (hood, cowl) and Proto-Germanic *hūbī (hive). Cognate with English houve and hive.

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Noun[edit]

huif f (plural huiven, diminutive huifje n)

  1. (general) cap
  2. (specific) chaperon headgear
  3. (specific) cap to blind a falcon used in hunting
  4. (specific) canvas wrapped around a prairie schooner
  5. (general) hive
  6. (specific) beehive

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Limburgish[edit]

Noun[edit]

huif f (plural huive)

  1. marble (a small spherical ball of rock or glass used in children's games)