draak

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch draak, from Middle Dutch drāke, from Old Dutch *drako, an early Germanic borrowing of Latin dracō (dragon).

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draak (plural drake, diminutive drakie)

  1. dragon (mythological or folkloric reptilian creature)

Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /draːk/
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  • Hyphenation: draak
  • Rhymes: -aːk

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch drāke, from Old Dutch *drako, an early Germanic borrowing of Latin dracō (dragon).

Noun[edit]

draak m (plural draken, diminutive draakje n)

  1. dragon (a legendary large winged serpentine creature)
  2. a derogatory term for a woman, often considered large and ugly
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  • Afrikaans: draak

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch andrake, from Old Dutch *anadrako, from Proto-West Germanic *anadrekō (duck leader).

Noun[edit]

draak m (plural draken, diminutive draakje n)

  1. (obsolete) a male duck; a drake
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West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin dracō (dragon). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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Noun[edit]

draak c (plural draken, diminutive draakje)

  1. dragon (mythological or legendary serpentine creature)