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doolhof

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

doolhof

From dolen (to wander, err) +‎ hof (court, garden)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdoːlɦɔf/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: dool‧hof

NounEdit

doolhof m, n (plural doolhoven, diminutive doolhofje n)

  1. (literally) A labyrinth, maze
  2. (figuratively) Any similarly complex and/or confusing construction, lay-out, situation etc.
    Wie vindt z'n weg nog in de doolhof van wetten?
    Who still finds his way trough the maze of legislation?

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