speen

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch spene.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /speːn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: speen
  • Rhymes: -eːn

Noun[edit]

speen f (plural spenen, diminutive speentje n)

  1. A teat, a nipple.
    Synonym: tepel
  2. A dummy, a pacifier.
    Synonym: fopspeen
  3. A nozzle for bottle-feeding.
  4. (archaic) A hemorrhoid.
    • 1637, 1 Samuel 5,9b, Statenvertaling.
      [] want Hij sloeg de lieden dier stad van den kleine tot den grote, en zij hadden spenen in de verborgene plaatsen.
      [] for He smote the people of that town from the small to the great, and they had hemorrhoids in their secret parts.
    Synonym: aambei

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: speen