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.

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Noun[edit]

huwelijk n ‎(plural huwelijken, diminutive huwelijkje n)

  1. marriage

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