knokkel

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch cnokel, from Old Dutch *knukil, from Proto-Germanic *knukilaz, a diminutive of *knukô (bone) (whence knook). Thus, it is synchronically equivalent to knook (bone) +‎ -el (diminutive suffix). Compare English knuckle, German Knöchel, Knochen, Danish kno, Swedish knoge.

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knokkel m (plural knokkels, diminutive knokkeltje n)

  1. finger-joint; knuckle

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knokkel (preterite knokklä)

  1. (transitive) rub together, crumple

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