zwijn

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch swijn, from Old Dutch *swīn (attested in meriswīn (porpoise)), from Proto-Germanic *swīną, from an adjectival form of Proto-Indo-European *sū-. Compare Low German Swien, German Schwein, West Frisian swyn, English swine, Danish svin.

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Noun[edit]

zwijn n (plural zwijnen, diminutive zwijntje n)

  1. (animal) pig
  2. (person) swine, fiend

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