wreef

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch wrijch (instep), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *wrīha(n)-. Most likely influenced by the Dutch verb wrijven (to rub). Cognate with Old High German rīho (knee; back of knee), from which dialectal German Reihen (instep).

Noun[edit]

wreef f (plural wreven, diminutive wreefje n)

  1. the arched part of the top of the foot between the toes and the ankle; instep

Etymology 2[edit]

See etymology on the main entry.

Verb[edit]

wreef

  1. singular past indicative of wrijven