speeksel

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch speecsel which substituted an older term spekel (suffix substitution). The form spekel is cognate to German Speichel. From Proto-Germanic *spīwaną, a strong verb which also is used in Dutch spuwen, English spew and German speien.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: speek‧sel

Noun[edit]

speeksel n (uncountable)

  1. saliva, spit(tle)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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