zondvloed

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch sintvloed. Originally equivalent to now obsolete zin or zene (permanent, forever) +‎ vloed (flood), but folketymologically reinterpreted as the compound zonde (sin) +‎ vloed (flood). Cognate to German Sintflut.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɔnt.vlut/, /ˈzɔnt.flut/
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  • Hyphenation: zond‧vloed

Noun[edit]

zondvloed f (plural zondvloeden, diminutive zondvloedje n)

  1. Deluge
  2. deluge, great flood
  3. (figuratively) spill or abundance of water

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