viool

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch viool, from Middle French viole, from Medieval Latin vitula.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fiˈʊə̯l/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

viool (plural viole, diminutive viooltjie)

  1. a violin (string instrument).

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French viole, from Medieval Latin vitula.

Noun[edit]

viool f (plural violen, diminutive viooltje n)

  1. (music) violin, fiddle
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Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: viool
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: fiolo
  • Mahican: piõn
  • Munsee: păyóol
  • Sranan Tongo: finyoro, finjólo

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch viole, older violette, from Old French violette, from viole, from Latin viola.

Noun[edit]

viool f (plural violen, diminutive viooltje n)

  1. (chiefly diminutive) Any violet, an ornamental fragrant plant of the genus Viola (including the pansy).
    Synonym: violet

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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