oorlog

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch oorlog

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

oorlog (plural oorloë)

  1. war

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch orloge, from Old Dutch *urlage. In this word, two Germanic words merged, both having the prefix ur- (modern Dutch oor and oer, with the former kept in compounds like oorzaak (cause, driver) and oorsprong (origin), and the latter borrowed from German). The first word was derived from Proto-Germanic *uzlagą meaning "fate, destiny", with *laga- related to modern Dutch leggen (to lay). The second word was derived from Proto-Germanic *uzleugō meaning "war", with *leug- meaning "oath".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: oor‧log

Noun[edit]

oorlog m (plural oorlogen, diminutive oorlogje n)

  1. war

Derived terms[edit]


Dutch Low Saxon[edit]

Noun[edit]

oorlog

  1. war