donder

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch donderen.

Verb[edit]

donder (present donder, present participle donderende, past participle gedonder)

  1. (intransitive) to plummettumble
    Die ou verloor sy balaans en donder agteroor van sy stoel af.
    The pupil lost his balance and tumbled backwards off his chair.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɔn.dər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: don‧der
  • Rhymes: -ɔndər

Etymology 1[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
  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!
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

donder

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