winkel

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch winkel, from Middle Dutch winkel (corner), from Old Dutch winkel, from Proto-Germanic *winkilaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weng- (to bend, bow, arch, curve).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

winkel (plural winkels, diminutive winkeltjie)

  1. shop

Descendants[edit]

  • Sotho: leebenkele
  • Xhosa: ivenkile

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɪŋkəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: win‧kel
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋkəl

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch winkel (corner), from Old Dutch winkel, from Proto-Germanic *winkilaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weng- (to bend, bow, arch, curve). Cognate with German Winkel, Old English wincel. The meaning "shop" is derived from the meaning "corner in which merchandise is stalled".

Noun[edit]

winkel m (plural winkels, diminutive winkeltje n)

  1. shop (an establishment that sells goods to the public).
    Synonyms: boetiek, handel, zaak
  2. (obsolete) corner, as in winkelhaak
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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

winkel

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