nachtegaal

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: nach‧te‧gaal

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch nachtegale, from Old Dutch *nahtagala, from Proto-Germanic *nahtagalǭ, *nahtigalǭ.

Noun[edit]

nachtegaal m (plural nachtegalen, diminutive nachtegaaltje n)

  1. (zoology) nightingale (songbird)
  2. (figuratively) vocal talent, born singer