bloem

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Dutch[edit]

A flower with pink petals and a red bulb in the center.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch bloeme, from Old Dutch *bluomo, from Proto-West Germanic *blōmō, from Proto-Germanic *blōmô.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /blum/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bloem
  • Rhymes: -um

Noun[edit]

bloem f (plural bloemen, diminutive bloempje n or bloemetje n)

  1. flower, bloom of flowering plant
  2. (uncountable) flour of wheat or corn

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: bloem, blom
  • Negerhollands: bloem
    • Virgin Islands Creole: bluminstji (dated, from a diminutive form)
  • Sranan Tongo: blon (flour)
  • Sranan Tongo: bromki (flower)