huwelijk

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch huwelic, huweleec, compound of huwen (to marry) + leec (singing; playing, game), thus originally referring to the wedding celebration (or less likely the sexual union). Cognate with Middle Low German hillik, Old High German hīleih.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦyʋələk/
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  • Hyphenation: hu‧we‧lijk

Noun[edit]

huwelijk n (plural huwelijken, diminutive huwelijkje n)

  1. marriage

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