spitsmuis

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From spits +‎ muis, calque of German Spitzmaus. First attested around 1600.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɪts.mœy̯s/
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  • Hyphenation: spits‧muis

Noun[edit]

spitsmuis f (plural spitsmuizen, diminutive spitsmuisje n)

  1. shrew, laurasiatherian of the family Soricidae