oorsprong

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch orspronc (spring; origin). Equivalent to oor- (original) +‎ sprong (jump). Compare German Ursprung.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈoːrˌsprɔŋ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: oor‧sprong

Noun[edit]

oorsprong m (plural oorsprongen)

  1. origin; point, place or line whence one originates
  2. source, spring
  3. (mathematics) origin

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: oorsprong
  • Negerhollands: oorsprong