knoet

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Russian кнут (knut).

Noun[edit]

knoet m (plural knoeten, diminutive knoetje n)

  1. knout, a multi-thong scourge as used in tsarist Russia

Etymology 2[edit]

possibly from kornoet, an archaic form of kornuit

Noun[edit]

knoet m (plural knoeten, diminutive knoetje n)

  1. term of abuse for persons from Westphalia and Northern Germany
  2. boor, churl

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Dutch cnudde, from Proto-Germanic *knuttan-; cognate with knod, English knot, Frisian knotte, (Middle) High German Knotze (German Knoten), Danish knude, Norwegian knute, Swedish knut, etc.

Noun[edit]

knoet f (plural knoeten, diminutive knoetje n)

  1. knot, a bun of hair pinned on the head

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]

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