valkuil

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From vallen ‎(to fall) +‎ kuil or from val ‎(trap) +‎ kuil.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

valkuil m ‎(plural valkuilen, diminutive valkuiltje n)

  1. pitfall (type of trap)
  2. pitfall (hazard in general)

Etymology 2[edit]

From valk ‎(falcon) +‎ uil ‎(owl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɑlkˌœy̯l/, also /ˈvɑləkœy̯l/ in the south
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

valkuil m, f ‎(plural valkuilen, diminutive valkuiltje n)

  1. hawk owl (owl in the genus Ninox)