draak

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch drake, from an early Germanic borrowing of Latin dracō (dragon).[1]

Noun[edit]

draak m (plural draken, diminutive draakje n)

  1. a legendary large winged creature; a dragon
  2. a derogatory term for a woman, often considered large and ugly
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *anudrekô (duck leader), from Proto-Germanic *anudz ("duck, ennet") (Dutch eend) + Proto-Germanic *rekô (ruler, king), from Proto-Indo-European *reǵ- (chief, king).

Noun[edit]

draak m (plural draken, diminutive draakje n)

  1. (archaic) a male duck; a drake
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References[edit]

  1. ^ J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)