oogappel

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ogeappel, from Old Dutch *ougappul, from Proto-West Germanic *augapl. Equivalent to oog +‎ appel. Related to German Augapfel (eyeball).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈoːxˌɑ.pəl/
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  • Hyphenation: oog‧ap‧pel

Noun[edit]

oogappel m (plural oogappels, diminutive oogappeltje n)

  1. apple of someone's eye (someone or something dear)
  2. the circular central area of the human eye formed by the iris together with the pupil
  3. the pupil of the human eye
    Synonym: pupil
  4. (rare, poetic) eyeball
    Synonyms: oogbal, oogbol

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: oogappel