kauw

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Dutch[edit]

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kauw

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch cauwe, from Old Dutch *kāwa, from Proto-West Germanic *kahwu (compare West Frisian ka), from Proto-Indo-European *gewH- (to call, cry) (compare Lithuanian giedóti, Tocharian A kāk (he calls upon), Sanskrit गायति (gāyati)).

Noun[edit]

kauw m (plural kauwen, diminutive kauwtje n)

  1. A jackdaw, the bird species Coloeus monedula, closely related to the crow, magpie and raven
    Een kauw kan de menselijke spraak leren nabootsen.
    A jackdaw can learn to imitate human speech.
  2. Its cry
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

kauw

  1. first-person singular present indicative of kauwen
  2. imperative of kauwen