kabeljauw

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch cabelliau, from Old Dutch cabillau, possibly from Latin baculum (stick, staff), referring to the way cod were split and dried on wooden sticks. Or, with metathesis from/influenced by Basque bakailao (cod).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkaː.bəlˈjɑu̯/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ka‧bel‧jauw
  • Rhymes: -ɑu̯

Noun[edit]

kabeljauw m (plural kabeljauwen, diminutive kabeljauwtje n)

  1. A cod, fish of the family Gadidae.
  2. Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: kabeljou
    • English: kabeljou

References[edit]

  • Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN