aardworm

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From aarde +‎ worm. Cognate to German Erdwurm.

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  • Hyphenation: aard‧worm

Noun[edit]

aardworm m (plural aardwormen, diminutive aardwormpje n)

  1. An earthworm, the most common terrestrian worm species
  2. An insignificant, or even despicable, creature
    • Johann Caspar Lavater, Leerrede over de liefde Gods over I Joh. 4: 19, tr. by Joannis van Schoonhoven, 1772, 24.
      O! hoort het, onwaardigste Aardworm, ---- God heeft ons allen, en onder allen ook U, U de verlorenste onder allen, eerst lief gehad.

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