wijf

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *wīf, from Proto-Germanic *wībą. Compare Low German Wief, West Frisian wiif, German Weib, English wife, Danish viv.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wijf n (plural wijven, diminutive wijfje n)

  1. (derogatory) woman

Usage notes[edit]

  • The diminutive of this word has an independent meaning ("female animal").