veelhoek

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Etymology[edit]

Een complexe veelhoek.

Compound of veel (much, many) +‎ hoek (angle, corner), coined by Simon Stevin as a purism for Latin polygonum, therefore a calque of Ancient Greek πολύγωνον (polúgōnon).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈveːl.ɦuk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: veel‧hoek

Noun[edit]

veelhoek m (plural veelhoeken, diminutive veelhoekje n)

  1. (geometry) polygon (plane figure bounded by straight edges) [from late 16th c.]
    Synonym: polygoon

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: veelhoek
  • German: Vieleck (calque)