duif

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch duif, from Middle Dutch duve, from Old Dutch dūva, from Proto-Germanic *dūbǭ.

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Noun[edit]

duif (plural duiwe, diminutive duifie)

  1. pigeon, dove

Dutch[edit]

Een vliegende duif. — A pigeon in flight.
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch duve, from Old Dutch dūva, from Proto-West Germanic *dūbā, from Proto-Germanic *dūbǭ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dœy̯f/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: duif
  • Rhymes: -œy̯f

Noun[edit]

duif f (plural duiven, diminutive duifje n, masculine doffer or duiver)

  1. A pigeon, dove, bird of the family Columbidae.
  2. A female dove or pigeon.
    Synonym: duivin
  3. (politics) A dove, someone with dovish political views or inclinations.
    Antonym: havik

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  • Afrikaans: duif
  • Sranan Tongo: doifi