dolfijn

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with English dolphin.

Noun[edit]

dolfijn m (plural dolfijnen, diminutive dolfijntje n)

  1. dolphin
    Dolfijnen waren heilige dieren voor de oude Grieken, die de dolfijn associëerden met de zonnegod Apollo
    Dolphins were sacred animals to the Ancient Greeks, who associated the dolphin with the sun-god Apollo

Etymology 2[edit]

From dol (wildly) +‎ fijn (pleasant).

Adjective[edit]

dolfijn (comparative dolfijner, superlative dolfijnst)

  1. exceptionally amusing, wildly enjoyable
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