DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *ūwila, *ūwala, *ūla, from Proto-Germanic *uwwalǭ (compare West Frisian ûle, English owl, Danish ugle, cf. also German Eule), diminutive of *uwwǭ ‘eagle-owl’ (compare German Uhu), of imitative origin or a variant of *ūfaz, *ūfǭ (compare Swedish uv ‘horned owl’, Bavarian Auf), from Proto-Indo-European *up-.

NounEdit

uil m (plural uilen, diminutive uiltje n)

  1. (zoology) owl
  2. (figuratively) idiot

Derived termsEdit

ExpressionsEdit

  • een uiltje knappen (to catnap)

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Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 16:20