vlees

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Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • vleesch (obsolete)
  • vleis (dialectal, Eastern Netherlands, North Holland)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch vlêesch, from Old Dutch flēsc, from Proto-West Germanic *flaiski.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vleːs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: vlees
  • Rhymes: -eːs

Noun[edit]

vlees n (plural vlezen, diminutive vleesje n)

  1. meat
  2. flesh

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: vleis
  • West Frisian: fleis