maatstaf

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of maat +‎ staf. The figurative sense is perhaps from German Maßstab.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaːt.stɑf/
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  • Hyphenation: maat‧staf

Noun[edit]

maatstaf m (plural maatstaven, diminutive maatstaafje n or maatstafje n)

  1. measure, rule (solid object used to measure length or distance)
  2. (figuratively) standard, criterion

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