broek

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch broek, from Middle Dutch broec, from Old Dutch *bruoc, from Proto-West Germanic *brōk.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bruk/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

broek (plural broeke, diminutive broekie)

  1. A pair of trousers, pair of pants.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Chichewa: buluku
  • English: broekies
  • Fanagalo: bluk
  • Fwe: bù-rúkwè (via Lozi)
  • Kalanga: burukwi
  • Ndau: buruku (via an intermediary language)
  • Nsenga: buluku (via an intermediary language)
  • Shona: bhurukwa
  • Swazi: emabhulukwe
  • Tswana: borokgo
  • Tumbuka: buluku (via an intermediary language)
  • Xhosa: ibhulukhwe
  • Yao: buluku (via an intermediary language)
  • Zulu: ibhulukwe

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch broec, from Old Dutch *bruoc, from Proto-West Germanic *brōk.

Noun[edit]

broek f (plural broeken, diminutive broekje n)

  1. A pair of trousers, pair of pants.
    Mijn broek is te lang.
    My trousers are too long.
  2. (chiefly diminutive) A pair of underpants or pants (underwear), bottom part of underwear or swimwear (especially for women).
Derived terms[edit]

- types of leg garment

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch broec, from Old Dutch *bruoc, from Proto-West Germanic *brōk.

Noun[edit]

broek n (plural broeken, diminutive broekje n)

  1. A marsh, wetland.
Derived terms[edit]