suiker

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Afrikaans[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch suiker, from Middle Dutch suicker, suker, a borrowing from Old French çucre (circa 13th cent), from Medieval Latin zuccarum, from Old Italian zucchero, from Arabic سُكَّر(sukkar), from Persian شکر(šakar), from Sanskrit शर्करा (śárkarā, ground or candied sugar", originally "grit, gravel), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱorkeh₂ (gravel, boulder).

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Noun[edit]

suiker (plural suikers)

  1. sugar

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Descendants[edit]

  • Sotho: tswekere
  • Xhosa: iswekile

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch suicker, suker, a borrowing from Old French çucre (circa 13th cent), from Medieval Latin zuccarum, from Old Italian zucchero, from Arabic سُكَّر(sukkar), from Persian شکر(šakar), from Sanskrit शर्करा (śárkarā, ground or candied sugar", originally "grit, gravel), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱorkeh₂ (gravel, boulder), akin to Ancient Greek κρόκη (krókē, pebble). Cognates include Czech cukr and German Zucker.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsœy̯.kər/
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  • Hyphenation: sui‧ker
  • Rhymes: -œy̯kər

Noun[edit]

suiker m (plural suikers, diminutive suikertje n)

  1. sugar

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