avontuur

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch avontuur, from Middle Dutch aventure, from Old French aventure. The change to o occurred in early Dutch and is due to influence from avond, which has also affected the pronunciation.

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avontuur (plural avonture, diminutive avontuurtjie)

  1. adventure (remarkable, exciting or challenging experience)

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch aventure, from Old French aventure. The o is due to influence from avond, which has also affected the pronunciation.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aːvɔnˈtyr/, [aːvɔnˈtyːr]
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  • Hyphenation: avon‧tuur
  • Rhymes: -yr

Noun[edit]

avontuur n (plural avonturen, diminutive avontuurtje n)

  1. adventure (remarkable, exciting or challenging experience)
  2. (obsolete) random occurrence, chance occurrence

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