dief

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch dief, from Old Dutch *thiof, from Proto-Germanic *þeubaz.

Noun[edit]

dief m (plural dieven, diminutive diefje n)

  1. A thief, who steals
  2. (figuratively) Any profit-seeking crook, e.g. a corrupt or 'partially budgetting' politician

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *thiof, from Proto-Germanic *þeubaz.

Noun[edit]

dief m

  1. thief

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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Further reading[edit]

  • dief”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • dief”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dief

  1. deep