priem

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch priem, from Proto-Germanic *preumaz (compare Low German Preem, German Pfriem), alteration of *preunaz, from Proto-Indo-European *brewn- (compare Lithuanian briaunà ‘edge’, Albanian brez ‘belt, girdle’).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

priem m (plural priemen, diminutive priemtje n)

  1. bodkin, awl
  2. punch, piercer
  3. squeezing mandrel

Derived termsEdit

  • priemen

SynonymsEdit

  • els (awl)
  • rijgpen (bodkin)
Last modified on 29 March 2014, at 19:41