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wereld

See also: wêreld

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch werold, werolt, from Proto-Germanic *weraldiz, from Proto-Germanic *weraz (man) + *aldiz (time, age, old), hence "age of man".

Cognate to West Frisian wrâld, English world, German Welt, Swedish värld.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wereld f, m (plural werelden, diminutive wereldje n)

  1. world

Usage notesEdit

The genitive form 's werelds is still in common use.

Derived termsEdit