boterham

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Alteration of earlier boteram, boterram, of uncertain origin. Possibly from boter (butter) + *ramme, *remme (thick slice of bread) (compare obsolete rammel, remmel (thick slice of bread) and West Flemish rammeke (toasted sandwich)). Alternatively perhaps from boter (butter) +‎ *ham (chunk).[1] Alternatively, short for boterenbroot (buttered bread). Unrelated to ham (ham). Related to Low German boteram and French bouterame, which are borrowed from the Dutch.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈboːtərˌɦɑm/, /ˈboːtəˌrɑm/
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  • Hyphenation: bo‧ter‧ham

Noun[edit]

boterham m (plural boterhammen, diminutive boterhammetje n)

  1. a slice of bread
  2. sandwich
    Synonym: bammetje

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Descendants[edit]

  • Negerhollands: botterham
  • English: butter-ham
  • Indonesian: botram
  • Sranan Tongo: botran
  • West Frisian: boaterham

References[edit]

  1. ^ P.A.F. van Veen en N. van der Sijs (1997), Etymologisch woordenboek: de herkomst van onze woorden, 2e druk.