rare vogel

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From raar + vogel, translating Latin rara avis. Note that although raar descends from the Latin word, it now mostly means "strange" instead of "rare" (zeldzaam).

Noun[edit]

rare vogel m (plural rare vogels, diminutive raar vogeltje n)

  1. a rare bird, a strange, unusual or exceptional person
    De nieuwe buurman was maar een rare vogel.‎ ― The new neighbour was a rather strange fellow.