weeuw

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of weduwe.

Noun[edit]

weeuw f (plural weeuwen, diminutive weeuwtje n)

  1. (archaic, poetic) widow
    • 18??, J.J.L. ten Kate, “Oorlog”
      Dat hij de banden scheurt door Scheppers hand geweven – / De weeuw van wanhoop, en den wees van wraak doet beven
      That he tears the bonds woven by the Creator – the widow of despair, the orphan of revenge does tremble