koningin

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch koningin, from Middle Dutch coninginne, from Old Dutch kuninginna. Equivalent to koning (king) +‎ -in (suffix indicating femininity).

Noun[edit]

koningin (plural koninginne, diminutive koninginnetjie, masculine koning)

  1. queen
  2. (chess) queen

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch coninginne, from Old Dutch kuninginna. Equivalent to koning (king) +‎ -in (suffix indicating femininity).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkoːnɪˈŋɪn/
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  • Hyphenation: ko‧nin‧gin
  • Rhymes: -ɪn

Noun[edit]

Koningin der Nederlanden
Queen of the Netherlands

koningin f (plural koninginnen, diminutive koninginnetje n, masculine koning)

  1. queen
    1. female monarchic ruler of a kingdom
    2. consort of a king
  2. (chess, card games) queen
    Synonym: dame

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See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Dutch · schaakstukken (schaak + stukken) (layout · text)
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koning koningin, dame toren loper paard pion