leeuw

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /leːu̯/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: leeuw
  • Rhymes: -eːu̯

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch leeuwe, from Old Dutch lewo, from Latin leō, from Ancient Greek λέων (léōn).

Noun[edit]

leeuw m (plural leeuwen, diminutive leeuwtje n, feminine leeuwin)

  1. lion
  2. (heraldry) lion
    Nederlandse leeuw - Dutch lion
    Vlaamse leeuw - Flemish lion

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: leeu
  • Negerhollands: leeuw
  • Papiamentu: leeuw (dated)
  • Sranan Tongo: lew

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch leeuwe, from Old Dutch leo.

Noun[edit]

leeuw n (plural leeuwen, diminutive leeuwtje n)

  1. (obsolete, in toponyms only) burial mound
    Synonym: grafheuvel

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