koelte

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch coelde. Equivalent to koel +‎ -te.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkul.tə/
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  • Hyphenation: koel‧te
  • Rhymes: -ultə

Noun[edit]

koelte f (plural koeltes, diminutive koeltje n)

  1. (uncountable, literally) coolness, a cold, but not freezing temperature, possibly pleasant
  2. (countable, nautical) A breeze; any kind of wind.
    Er stak een harde koelte op.A strong breeze began to blow.
    Synonyms: bries, wind
  3. (uncountable, rare) cool, unshakable attitude

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: koelte