klaaglied

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch klaaglied. Equivalent to klaag +‎ lied.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈklɑːχ.lit/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

klaaglied (plural klaagliedere, diminutive klaagliedjie)

  1. elegy
  2. lamentation

Synonyms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From klagen (to mourn) +‎ lied (song), calque of German Klagelied. Originally only used as the title of Lamentations or a chapter thereof, introduced due to influence from Luther's Bible translation.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈklaːx.lit/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: klaag‧lied

Noun[edit]

klaaglied n (plural klaagliederen, diminutive klaagliedje n)

  1. elegy

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: klaaglied