nachtmerrie

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch nachtmerie, nachtmere, likened to merrie (female horse) through folk etymology; the actual formation is from nachtmare. Equivalent to nacht +‎ mare.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɑxtˌmɛ.ri/
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  • Hyphenation: nacht‧merrie

Noun[edit]

nachtmerrie f (plural nachtmerries, diminutive nachtmerrietje n)

  1. nightmare

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