zwijn

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch swijn, from Old Dutch *swīn (attested in meriswīn (porpoise)), from Proto-Germanic *swīną, from an adjectival form of Proto-Indo-European *sū-. Compare Low German Swien, German Schwein, West Frisian swyn, English swine, Danish svin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

zwijn n (plural zwijnen, diminutive zwijntje n)

  1. (animal) pig
  2. (person) swine, fiend

Derived termsEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • (animal) varken n
  • (person) smeerlap m
Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 22:39