eierstok

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch eierstok, from German Eierstock. Equivalent to eier (egg) +‎ stok (stick).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

eierstok (plural eierstokke, diminutive eierstokkie)

  1. ovary

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Eierstock. Analyzable as ei (egg) +‎ -er- +‎ stok (stock, stick).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈɛi̯.ərˌstɔk/
  • Hyphenation: ei‧er‧stok

Noun[edit]

eierstok m (plural eierstokken, diminutive eierstokje n)

  1. ovary, the female animal's organ which produces eggs
  2. (botany) the swelling part of a pistil which bears ovules

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: eierstok