spinnekop

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch spinnekop (spider).

Noun[edit]

spinnekop (plural spinnekoppe, diminutive spinnekoppie)

  1. spider; predatory anthropod from the order Araneae

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Equivalent to spin (spider) +‎ kop (spider). Kop is here an alternative form of koppe (also kobbe).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɪ.nəˌkɔp/
  • Hyphenation: spin‧ne‧kop

Noun[edit]

spinnekop f (plural spinnekoppen, diminutive spinnekoppetje n)

  1. spider
    Synonyms: kobbe, kop, koppe, spin

Usage notes[edit]

The plural spinnekobben is also encountered, which would assume the singular spinnekob. A final -b in Dutch is voiced as a -p, rendering the pronunciation identical between spinnekop and spinnekob.