Nijega

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested as nyegae in 1412. Calque of West Frisian Nijegae, derived in turn from Old Frisian nia (new) and (village, village area). The element nije was added to distinguish the settlement from Oudega.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɛi̯.əˌɣaː/
  • Hyphenation: Nije‧ga
  • Rhymes: -aː

Proper noun[edit]

Nijega n

  1. A village in Smallingerland, Friesland, Netherlands.
    Synonym: Nijegea (Frisian, unofficial)