gevader

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch gevadere, ghevadere, from Old Dutch *gefadero, from Proto-Germanic *gafaderô, from *ga-(co-) +‎ *fadērô(uncle); comparable to ge- +‎ vader. Cognate with Low German Gevadder, Gevader (< Old Saxon *gifadero), Old English ġefædera, Old High German gifatero.

Noun[edit]

gevader m ‎(plural gevaders, diminutive gevadertje n, feminine gemoeder)

  1. (rare) godfather
    Als gevader over iemand staan. — To keep on watching someone as one's godfather.

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