dijk

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch dijc, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *dīkaz (compare German Teich and Deich, West Frisian dyk, English ditch, Icelandic díki), from Proto-Indo-European *dheigʷ. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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Noun[edit]

dijk m (plural dijken, diminutive dijkje n)

  1. dike, levee, seawall

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