pekelzonde

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Equivalent to pekel (brine) or pekelen (to brine) +‎ zonde (sin). The first part of the compound is a folk-etymological interpretation of Latin peccatillum (minor sin), the diminutive of Latin peccatum (sin, error, fault), from Latin peccō (I sin, offend), from Proto-Indo-European verbal root *ped- (to walk, fall, stumble).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpeː.kəlˌzɔn.də/
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  • Hyphenation: pe‧kel‧zon‧de

Noun[edit]

pekelzonde f (plural pekelzonden or pekelzondes, diminutive pekelzondetje n)

  1. a minor sin or inappropriate habit; a peccadillo