potlood

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch potlood.

Noun[edit]

potlood (plural potlode)

  1. pencil

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pot (pot) +‎ lood (lead). Originally it was a name for graphite, used for glazing pots, which was misidentified as a form of lead. Compare English black lead.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɔt.loːt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pot‧lood

Noun[edit]

potlood n (plural potloden, diminutive potloodje n)

  1. A pencil.
  2. Graphite.
    Synonym: grafiet
  3. (especially) Graphite powder.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: potlood
  • Indonesian: potlot
  • West Frisian: potlead (calque)