heemstede

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch heemstede. Equivalent to heem (home) +‎ stede (stead). Cognate to English homestead, German Heimstatt and Swedish hemstad.

Noun[edit]

heemstede f (plural heemsteden, diminutive heemstedetje n)

  1. a house together with surrounding land and buildings, especially on a farm; a homestead
  2. (historical) a court of law in Gelderland