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griet

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

An onomatopoeia.

NounEdit

griet m (plural grieten, diminutive grietje n)

  1. alternative form of grutto (the bird godwit)

Etymology 2Edit

From the Dutch girl's name Margriet, cognate with English Margaret.

NounEdit

griet f (plural grieten, diminutive grietje n)

  1. (informal) girl, (young or any) female, often derogatory: broad

griet m (plural grieten, diminutive grietje n)

  1. short for margriet, an apple variety
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

An euphemistic alteration of god (god) in curse words, to remove the blasphemous nature.

NounEdit

griet m (uncountable)

  1. euphemism for God, notable as an alternative for blasphemous cursing

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

griet f (plural grieten, diminutive grietje n)

  1. Rhombus vulgaris, brill a fish species

ReferencesEdit

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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