havik

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Dutch[edit]

Een stilstaande havik. — A hawk that stands still. (Accipiter gentilis)
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch havic, from Old Dutch *havuk, from Proto-West Germanic *habuk.

Compare Low German Haavk, German Habicht, West Frisian hauk, English hawk, Swedish hök, Norwegian hauk. The political sense derived from English hawk.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɦaːvɪk/
  • Hyphenation: ha‧vik

Noun[edit]

havik m (plural haviken, diminutive havikje n)

  1. A hawk, a small bird of the family Accipitridae, especially of the genus Accipiter.
  2. A northern goshawk, Accipiter gentilis.
  3. (politics) A hawk, someone with aggressive or extreme views in (foreign) politics.
    Antonym: duif

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: hawik