valkuil

DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From vallen (to fall) +‎ kuil or from val (trap) +‎ kuil.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

valkuil m (plural valkuilen, diminutive valkuiltje n)

  1. pitfall (type of trap)
  2. pitfall (hazard in general)

Etymology 2Edit

From valk (falcon) +‎ uil (owl).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɑlkˌœy̯l/, also /ˈvɑləkœy̯l/ in the south

NounEdit

valkuil m, f (plural valkuilen, diminutive valkuiltje n)

  1. hawk owl (owl in the genus Ninox)
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