stroef

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch struuf, from Old Dutch *strūf, from Proto-Germanic *strūbaz (stiff, rough, bristly, shaggy), from Proto-Indo-European *strewbʰ-, *strewb- (stiff). Cognate with Middle Low German struuf, West Frisian stroef, German straub and struppig.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

stroef (comparative stroever, superlative stroefst)

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) stiff, rigid; rough; hard to move.
  2. difficult; arduous.

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