donder

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch donre, donner, donder, from Old Dutch *thunar, *thonar, from Proto-Germanic *þunraz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tenh₂-. Compare German Donner, West Frisian tonger, English thunder.

Noun[edit]

donder m ‎(uncountable)

  1. thunder
  2. (informal) the head or body
    Kees kreeg van zijn vader een klap op zijn donder.
    Kees got a clout against the head from his father.
  3. (informal) a thing (as in not a single thing)
    Wat je nu doet haalt geen donder uit!
    What you're doing right now isn't achieving a thing!

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

donder

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