ijsvogel

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ijsvogel. Equivalent to ijs (ice) +‎ vogel (bird). There is some dispute about the origin of the name, some relate the first element to ijzer (iron) instead.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛi̯sˌfoː.ɣəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ijs‧vo‧gel

Noun[edit]

ijsvogel m (plural ijsvogels, diminutive ijsvogeltje n)

  1. kingfisher, any bird of the Alcedinidae
  2. common kingfisher, Alcedo atthis