bouw

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch bouw. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

bouw m (uncountable)

  1. construction
    De bouw duurde vijf jaar.
    The construction (of a building) took five years.
    Zij werkt in de bouw.
    She works in construction.
  2. (dialectal, archaic) cultivation, tillage

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Javanese bahu, from Sanskrit बाहु (bāhu).

Noun[edit]

bouw f (plural bouws)

  1. (historical) A unit of measure for area on Java, equivalent to about 0.7 hectare; a portion of agricultural land of this size.

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

bouw

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bouwen
  2. imperative of bouwen