gezellin

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch gesellinne. Equivalent to gezel (companion) +‎ -in (suffix indicating femininity).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɣəˌzɛˈlɪn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ge‧zel‧lin
  • Rhymes: -ɪn

Noun[edit]

gezellin f (plural gezellinnen, diminutive gezellinnetje n)

  1. female companion
  2. wife
  3. girlfriend, female partner in a relationship

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: gesellin