mooi

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch moy, from Old Dutch *mōi (nice, pleasant, clean), from Proto-Germanic *mawjaz (clean, washed), from Proto-Indo-European *mou-io- (washed), from Proto-Indo-European *mū-, *mew(ə)- (to wash, wet). Cognate with Middle Low German moie (nice, sheen) (Low German moi (pretty, good, nice)), Middle Low German mūten (to wash the face), and possibly to Latin mundus (clean, neat, elegant). More at mundation.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mooi (comparative mooier, superlative mooist)

  1. beautiful, pretty, handsome
    Wat een mooi meisje.
    What a beautiful girl.
    Ik ben te mooi om te werken.
    I'm too beautiful to work.
  2. nice, good
    Mooi werk!
    Nice work!
    Mooi gedaan.
    Nicely done.

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