muil

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch muul, mule, from Old Dutch mūl, *mūla, from Proto-Germanic *mūlō, *mūlô.

Noun[edit]

muil m (plural muilen, diminutive muiltje n)

  1. An animal's mouth and muzzle or snout
    De temmer steekt zijn hoofd in de muil van de leeuw
    The tamer puts his head in the lion's mouth
  2. (pejorative) A person's face
  3. (notably in muilen trekken) A funny, angry ... face one makes, facial expression
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Verb[edit]

muil

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

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch muul, from Latin mulleus 'red' (in calceus mulleus, 'red shoe' as worn by Julius Caesar)

Noun[edit]

muil m (plural muilen, diminutive muiltje n)

  1. (usually as plural diminutive muiltjes) A flat type of footwear
    De sprookjesprins zocht Assepoester met als enige aanwijzing haar glazen muiltje
    The fairytale prince looked for Cideralla with her glass slipper as only clue

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Dutch muul, from Latin mulus

Noun[edit]

muil m (plural muilen, diminutive muiltje n)

  1. A mule, an equine crossbreed between a stallion (horse) and a she-ass (donkey)
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References[edit]

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  • Prof. dr. G. Geerts e.a., van Dale. Groot Woordenboek der Nederlandse Taal. Utrecht - Antwerp, Van Dale Lexicografie, 1984 (eleventh edition). [leading Dutch dictionary in Dutch, commonly known as ‘de Grote Van Dale’]