geloof

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier gelove, from Middle Dutch gelove, from Old Dutch gilovo.

Noun[edit]

geloof n ‎(plural geloven, diminutive geloofje n)

  1. belief, conviction.
  2. (religion) faith, religion.

Usage notes[edit]

The genitive form of the word is des geloofs. Of its alternative form gelove it is des geloven or des geloves. In Dutch, the genitive is not commonly used outside of fixed expressions and literary language, but can be frequently encountered in early modern Dutch texts.

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Verb[edit]

geloof

  1. first-person singular present indicative of geloven
  2. imperative of geloven