konijn

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch conijn, from earlier Middle Dutch conin, from Old French connin, a variant of Old French conil, from Latin cuniculus, from Ancient Greek κύνικλος (kúniklos), probably of Iberian or Celtiberian origin. Cognate to English cony, German Kaninchen, and Spanish conejo (rabbit).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /koːˈnɛi̯n/
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  • Hyphenation: ko‧nijn
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯n

Noun[edit]

konijn n (plural konijnen, diminutive konijntje n)

  1. A rabbit, a bunny; any non-hare lagomorph of the family Leporidae.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: konyn
  • Indonesian: kelinci
  • Papiamentu: konènchi (from the diminutive)