Hoek

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See also: hoek and hök

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • (Zeeland) First attested as den Houck in 1664. Derived from hoek (corner, bend). Named for its location near an intersection of three levees.
  • (Friesland) First attested as dien hoeck in 1426. Calque of West Frisian De Hoek, derived in turn from Old Frisian hoeke (corner, bend).
  • (Gelderland) First attested as Hoek in 1986. Derived from hoek (protruding piece of land, bend). Located next to a bend in the levee between Deest and Winssen.
  • (Limburg) First attested as den Hoeck in 1838-1857. Derived from hoek (isolated place).
  • (Meierijstad) Derived from hoek (isolated place).
  • (Sint-Michielsgestel) Derived from hoek (isolated place).
  • (Valkenswaard) First attested as De Hoek in 1838-1857. Derived from hoek (isolated place).
  • (Bergeijk) First attested as De Hoek in 1838-1857. Derived from hoek (isolated place).

The surname is derived from one of the senses of hoek or one of several toponyms.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɦuk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Hoek
  • Rhymes: -uk
  • Homophone: hoek

Proper noun[edit]

Hoek n

  1. A village and former municipality of Terneuzen, Zeeland, Netherlands.
    Synonym: D'n Noek (Zealandic, unofficial), Denoek (Zealandic, unofficial), D'oek (Zealandic, unofficial)
  2. A hamlet in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands.
    Synonym: De Hoek (Frisian, unofficial)
  3. A hamlet in Beuningen, Gelderland, Netherlands.
  4. A hamlet in Leudal, Limburg, Netherlands.
    Synonym: Hook (Limburgish, unofficial)
  5. A hamlet in Meierijstad, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
  6. A hamlet in Sint-Michielsgestel, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
  7. A hamlet in Valkenswaard, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
  8. A neighbourhood of Bergeijk, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
  9. a surname

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