Duuv

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Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Douv (Moselle Franconian)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German (*)dūva, northern variant of tūba.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Duuv f ‎(plural Duuve, diminutive Düüvje)

  1. (Ripuarian) dove; pigeon
    Besser en Mösch en der Hand wie en Duuv om Daach.
    A sparrow in the hand is better than a pigeon on the roof.
    (A saying equivalent to the English: a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush)

German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German dûve, from Old Saxon dūƀa, from Proto-Germanic *dūbǭ. Compare Dutch duif, English dove, German Taube, West Frisian do, Danish due, Swedish duva.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Duuv f (plural Duven)

  1. (male or female) dove
  2. (male or female) pigeon
  3. Dove (constellation: Columba)

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References[edit]

  • Der neue SASS: Plattdeutsches Wörterbuch, Plattdeutsch - Hochdeutsch, Hochdeutsch - Plattdeutsch. Plattdeutsche Rechtschreibung, sixth revised edition (2011, ISBN 978-3-529-03000-0, Wachholtz Verlag, Neumünster)