zeilsteen

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch seilsteen. Equivalent to zeilen +‎ steen.

Noun[edit]

zeilsteen m ‎(plural zeilstenen, diminutive zeilsteentje n)

  1. magnetite, lodestone
  2. lodestone, natural or magnet
  3. (metonymically, obsolete) compass