zeilsteen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Germanic: from Middle Dutch seilsteen, from the root of zeilen 'to sail' + steen 'stone'

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

zeilsteen m (plural zeilstenen, diminutive zeilsteentje n)

  1. The iron ore magnetite, lodestone.
  2. lodestone, natural or magnet
  3. (metonymically, obsolete) compass

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