terrein

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch terrein, from French terrain.

Noun[edit]

terrein (plural terreine)

  1. grounds, terrain
  2. terrain, landscape
  3. speciality, field of study

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French terrain. Attested since the late seventeenth century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɛˈrɛi̯n/, /təˈrɛi̯n/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ter‧rein
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯n

Noun[edit]

terrein n (plural terreinen, diminutive terreintje n)

  1. grounds, terrain, area [from late 17th c.]
  2. terrain, landscape [from 18th or 19th c.]
  3. speciality, field of study [from late 19th c.]
  4. (figuratively) social field, social domain (area of activity) [from mid 19th c.]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: terrein
  • West Frisian: terrein

Anagrams[edit]


West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch terrein, from French terrain.

Noun[edit]

terrein n (plural terreinen, diminutive terreintsje)

  1. grounds, terrain, area
  2. speciality, field of study
  3. (figuratively) social field, social domain

Further reading[edit]

  • terrein”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011