ruiken

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ruken, from Old Dutch *rūkan, from Proto-Germanic *reukaną. Compare Low German rüken, German riechen, English reek, Danish ryge, Icelandic rjúka. See also the related rook.

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ruiken (past singular rook, past participle geroken)

  1. To smell (i.e. to perceive a smell)
    Het is net alsof ik ruik / Dat de bloemen alweer bloeien / En de zon weer altijd brandt — It is just as if I smelled / That the flowers were again blooming / And the sun were again always burning. (KvK - Zomer in mijn kop)
  2. To smell (i.e. to emit a smell)

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