ooievaar

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Dutch[edit]

Ciconia ciconia in Nederlandsche Vogelen, 1770-1829

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch odevare. Related to Low German adebar, West Frisian earrebarre, all possibly from Proto-Germanic *ōdaborǭ or *ōdaborą.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈoːi̯əˌvaːr/
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  • Hyphenation: ooi‧e‧vaar

Noun[edit]

ooievaar m (plural ooievaars or ooievaren, diminutive ooievaartje n)

  1. A stork, bird of the family Ciconiidae.
  2. (particularly) The white stork, Ciconia ciconia.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: ooievaar

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