vlinder

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Afrikaans[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch vlinder.

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Noun[edit]

vlinder (plural vlinders, diminutive vlindertjie)

  1. butterfly
    Synonym: skoenlapper

Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Perhaps ultimately from Proto-Germanic *fî-faldrôn (flying, folding), from Proto-Germanic *fifaldǭ (butterfly). If so, related to Faroese firvaldur and German Falter.[1][2]

Compare obsolete or dialectal English flinder.

Noun[edit]

vlinder m (plural vlinders, diminutive vlindertje n)

  1. butterfly, or generally any insect belonging to the order Lepidoptera
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  • Afrikaans: vlinder
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

vlinder

  1. first-person singular present indicative of vlinderen
  2. imperative of vlinderen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dumitrescu, Ioana (2014): The Butterfly Effect on Languages
  2. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013) , “fifaldra”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 140