grootvader

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From groot- +‎ vader, calque of Middle French [Term?].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɣroːtˌfaːdər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: groot‧va‧der

Noun[edit]

grootvader m (plural grootvaders, diminutive grootvadertje n, feminine grootmoeder)

  1. (slightly formal) grandfather [from 16th c.]
    Synonyms: bompa, opa

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: grootvader