mooi

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch mooi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mooi (attributive mooie, comparative mooier, superlative mooiste)

  1. beautiful, pretty

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch moy, from Old Dutch *mōi(nice, pleasant, clean), from Proto-Germanic *mawjaz(clean, washed), from Proto-Indo-European *mou-io-(washed), from Proto-Indo-European *mū-, *mew(ə)-(to wash, wet). Cognate with Middle Low German moie(nice, sheen) (Low German moi(pretty, good, nice)), Middle Low German mūten(to wash the face), and possibly to Latin mundus(clean, neat, elegant). More at mundation.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mooi (comparative mooier, superlative mooist)

  1. beautiful, pretty, handsome
    Wat een mooi meisje.‎ ― What a beautiful girl.
    Ik ben te mooi om te werken.‎ ― I'm too beautiful to work.
  2. nice, good
    Mooi werk!‎ ― Nice work!

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of mooi
uninflected mooi
inflected mooie
comparative mooier
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial mooi mooier het mooist
het mooiste
indefinite m./f. sing. mooie mooiere mooiste
n. sing. mooi mooier mooiste
plural mooie mooiere mooiste
definite mooie mooiere mooiste
partitive moois mooiers

See also[edit]

"mooi" on etymologiebank.nl