hoefijzer

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch hoefisen. Equivalent to hoef (hoof) +‎ ijzer (iron).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦufˌɛi̯.zər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: hoef‧ij‧zer

Noun[edit]

hoefijzer n (plural hoefijzers, diminutive hoefijzertje n)

  1. horseshoe (metallic 'shoe' for an equine's hoof)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: hoefyster
  • West Frisian: hoefizer (calque)