oorlog

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch oorlog.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

oorlog (plural oorloë)

  1. war

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch orloge, from Old Dutch *urlage. In this word, two Germanic words merged, both having the prefix ur- (modern Dutch oor and oer, with the former kept in compounds like oorzaak (cause, driver) and oorsprong (origin), and the latter borrowed from German). The first word was derived from Proto-Germanic *uzlagą (fate, destiny), with *laga- related to modern Dutch leggen (to lay). The second word was derived from Proto-Germanic *uzleugō (war), with *leug- meaning “oath”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈoːr.lɔx/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: oor‧log
  • Rhymes: -ɔx

Noun[edit]

oorlog m (plural oorlogen, diminutive oorlogje n)

  1. war

Derived terms[edit]


Dutch Low Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German ôrlōge.

Noun[edit]

oorlog

  1. war