sleutel

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch sleutel, from Middle Dutch slōtel, sluetel, from Old Dutch *slutil, from Proto-Germanic *slutilaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈslɪø.təl/
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Noun[edit]

sleutel (plural sleutels, diminutive sleuteltjie)

  1. key (tool for locking and unlocking; something that unlocks)
  2. (music) clef

Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch slōtel, sluetel, from Old Dutch *slutil, from Proto-Germanic *slutilaz, which is derived from *sleutaną (to close) (modern sluiten).

Noun[edit]

sleutel m (plural sleutels, diminutive sleuteltje n)

  1. A key.
    De sleutel van de autoThe key of the car
    De sleutel tot gelukThe key to happiness
  2. A wrench, a spanner.
  3. (music) A clef.
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Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: sleutel
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: slotro, slutro
  • Negerhollands: sleuter, sleetel

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

sleutel

  1. first-person singular present indicative of sleutelen
  2. imperative of sleutelen