zeehond

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

zee (sea) +‎ hond (hound, dog). Cognate to German Seehund. Possible from Proto-Germanic *selhaz, changed by folk etymology, therefore cognate to North Frisian selich, Middle Dutch seel, zēle, Old High German selah, Danish sæl.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • (Netherlands) IPA(key): /ˈzeɪ̯ɦɔnt/
  • (Belgium) IPA(key): /ˈzeːɦɔnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: zee‧hond

Noun[edit]

zeehond m (plural zeehonden, diminutive zeehondje n)

  1. A seal, a marine fish-eating mammal (pinniped)

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