wouw

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch wouwe, wīwe, wīe, from Old Dutch [Term?], from Proto-Germanic *wīwô. Compare German Weihe, Low German Wieh, both “harrier”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋɑu̯/
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  • Hyphenation: wouw
  • Rhymes: -ɑu̯

Noun[edit]

wouw m (plural wouwen, diminutive wouwtje n)

  1. A kite, certain bird of the family Accipitridae; especially of the genera Milvus, Harpagus and Haliastur.

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  • Afrikaans: wou