leidster

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From leiden +‎ -ster.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

leidster f (plural leidsters, diminutive leidstertje n, masculine leider)

  1. leader, head, chief

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch leitsterre, equivalent to modern leiden +‎ ster. Cognate with German Leitstern, English lodestar, Old Norse leiðarstjarna.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛi̯tˌstɛr/

Noun[edit]

leidster f (plural leidsterren, diminutive leidsterretje n)

  1. lodestar, pole star