zwaan

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Dutch[edit]

Zwemmende zwanen. — Swimming swans.
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch swane, from Old Dutch *swano, from Proto-Germanic *swanô. Existed next to Middle Dutch swan, from Old Dutch *swan, from Proto-Germanic *swanaz.

Cognate with Low German Swaan, West Frisian swan, German Schwan, English swan, Swedish svan.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /zʋaːn/
  • Hyphenation: zwaan
  • Rhymes: -aːn

Noun[edit]

zwaan m (plural zwanen, diminutive zwaantje n)

  1. A swan, a large waterbird of the genera Cygnus and Coscoroba.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: swaan
  • Indonesian: soang