hommel

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch hommel, from Middle Dutch hommel. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

hommel (plural hommels)

  1. drone (male bee)

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch hommel. Likely an onomatopoeic derivation from a verb and the archaic diminutive suffix -el (compare druppel). Cognate with Middle Low German homel, Old High German humbal, German Hummel, West Frisian hommel, Middle English humbil, English humblebee, Norwegian humle, Swedish humla. See also hommelen, hommeles and German hummeln.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦɔ.məl/, [ˈɦɔ.məɫ]
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  • Hyphenation: hom‧mel
  • Rhymes: -ɔməl

Noun[edit]

hommel f (plural hommels, diminutive hommeltje n)

  1. bumblebee (bee of the genus Bombus)
    Synonym: hommelbij
  2. (archaic) drone (male bee)
    Synonyms: dar, hommelbij

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