tijger

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Dutch[edit]

Twee spelende tijgers. — Two playing tigers.

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch tiger, from Old French tigre, from Latin tigris.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛi̯ɣər/
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  • Hyphenation: tij‧ger
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯ɣər

Noun[edit]

tijger m (plural tijgers, diminutive tijgertje n, feminine tijgerin)

  1. tiger, Panthera tigris [from 13th c. (Middle Dutch)]
  2. (Surinam) jaguar, Panthera onca [from 17th c.]
    Synonyms: gevlekte tijger, jaguar
  3. (Surinam) puma, cougar, Puma concolor
    Synonyms: bergleeuw, poema, rode tijger
  4. (South Africa, obsolete) leopard, panther, Panthera pardus [from 17th c.]
    Synonyms: luipaard, panter

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: tier