kiek

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch kiek

Noun[edit]

kiek (plural kieke, diminutive kiekie)

  1. (rare) photo; photograph (usually taken by an amateur photographer)

Usage notes[edit]

Its diminutive kiekie is much more commonly used and has become a simplex with its own diminutive form.

Verb[edit]

kiek (present kiek, present participle kiekende, past participle gekiek)

  1. to photograph; to take a picture

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the name of Dutch photographer Israël Kiek. Probably reinforced by analogy with kijk (a look) and kieken, a dialectal synonym for kijken (to look).

Noun[edit]

kiek m (plural kieken, diminutive kiekje n)

  1. A snapshot, photograph; orinally specifically used for a group scene and/or shot by an amateur photographer
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Verb[edit]

kiek

  1. first-person singular present indicative of kieken
  2. imperative of kieken

Etymology 2[edit]

Germanic, cognate with kuiken, English chick(en) etc.

Noun[edit]

kiek f (plural kiekens, diminutive kiekje n)

  1. A chick, young of a domestic fowl or other bird
  2. A domestic chicken or other fowl
  3. (figuratively) A dumb 'bird', (notably) female airhead
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Etymology 3[edit]

Germanic, cognate with Frisian kijk

Noun[edit]

kiek c (plural kieken, diminutive kiekje n)

  1. The vernacular name for several plants:
    1. Brassica nigra
    2. Sinapis arvensis
    3. Raphanus raphanistrum
    4. Thlaspi arvense
    5. Alliaria officinalis
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