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See also: Nuut and nüüt



From dialectal Dutch nuw, alternative form of nieuw derived from the inflected stem of Middle Dutch nie, nuwe, from Old Dutch niuwi, from Proto-Germanic *niwjaz. The predicative form nuut is from Middle Dutch nuwt, which may originally have been a neuter declension form, but whose generalization (in many southern dialects of Dutch) was at least reinforced by the inflectional parallelism oud, ouwe (“old”) vis-à-vis nuut, nuwe (“new”).



nuut (attributive nuwe, comparative nuwer, superlative nuutste)

  1. new (having appeared recently)
  2. new (used to distinguish something recent from something already existing)