- IPA(key): /ˈzeːɦɔnt/
- Hyphenation: zee‧hond
From Middle Dutch seehont. Synchronically equivalent to zee (“sea”) + hond (“hound, dog”).
Middle Dutch seehont, is possibly an alteration of seelhont (literally “seal-hound, seal-dog”), from seel (“seal”), from Proto-Germanic *selhaz. Compare Low German Saalhund (“seal”).
zeehond m (plural zeehonden, diminutive zeehondje n)
- A seal, a marine fish-eating mammal (pinniped)