sleutel

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Etymology[edit]

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

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. key
    De sleutel van de auto - The key of the car
    De sleutel tot geluk - The key to happiness
  2. wrench
  3. (music) clef
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Etymology 2[edit]

See etymology on the main entry.

Verb[edit]

sleutel

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