wereld

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋeːrəlt/, /ˈʋiːrəlt/, /ˈʋirəlt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: we‧reld

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch werelt, from Old Dutch werold, werolt, from Proto-Germanic *weraldiz, from Proto-Germanic *weraz (man) + *aldiz (time, age, old), hence "age of man". Reanalyzable as modern Dutch weer (man) +‎ elde (age, era).

Cognate to West Frisian wrâld, English world, German Welt, Swedish värld.

Noun[edit]

wereld f, m (plural werelden, diminutive wereldje n)

  1. world

Usage notes[edit]

The genitive form 's werelds is still in common use.

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