raadsel

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch raadsel.

Noun[edit]

raadsel (plural raadsels, diminutive raadseltjie)

  1. (archaic, uncommon) Alternative form of raaisel

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch raetsel, equivalent to raden +‎ -sel. Cognate to Old English rædelse (whence English riddle), Middle High German râtsal (whence German Rätsel).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

raadsel n (plural raadsels or raadselen, diminutive raadseltje n)

  1. riddle
  2. mystery

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)

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