zeehond

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Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈzeːɦɔnt/
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  • Hyphenation: zee‧hond

Noun[edit]

zeehond m (plural zeehonden, diminutive zeehondje n)

  1. A seal, a marine fish-eating mammal (pinniped)

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