eeuw

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch êwe, from Old Dutch ēwa, from Proto-West Germanic *aiw, from Proto-Germanic *aiwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyu- (vital force).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eːu̯/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: eeuw
  • Rhymes: -eːu̯

Noun[edit]

eeuw f (plural eeuwen, diminutive eeuwtje n)

  1. century, 100 years
  2. many years
  3. (by extension) a very long time, far too long, (an) eternity

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: eeu

References[edit]

  • van Veen, P.A.F.; van der Sijs, Nicoline (1997) Etymologisch woordenboek: de herkomst van onze woorden (in Dutch), Utrecht; Antwerpen: Van Dale Lexicografie, →ISBN