Achterhoek

DutchEdit

 
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location map of the Achterhoek

EtymologyEdit

  • (region) From achter (back) +‎ hoek (corner, area). See also Dutch Low Saxon Achterhook.
  • (Nijkerk) First attested as in den Achterhoeck in 1608. Compound of achter (back) and hoek (remote place). Originally the name of the southwestern sector of the Arkemheen polder.
  • (Rucphen, Rucphen-West) First attested as Achterhoek in 1899. Compound of achter (back) and hoek (remote place).
  • (Rucphen, Rucphen-Oost) First attested as Achterhoek in 1899. Compound of achter (back) and hoek (remote place).
  • (Hof van Twente) First attested as Achterhoek in 1867. Compound of achter (back) and hoek (remote place). The settlement was named for its remote location when seen from Hengelo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑx.tərˌɦuk/
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  • Hyphenation: Ach‧ter‧hoek
  • Rhymes: -uk

Proper nounEdit

Achterhoek m

  1. A region in the easternmost part of Gelderland, in the eastern Netherlands.
  2. A hamlet in Nijkerk, Gelderland, Netherlands.
  3. A hamlet in Rucphen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
  4. A hamlet in Rucphen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
  5. A hamlet in Hof van Twente, Overijssel, Netherlands.
    Synonym: Achterhook (Low Saxon, unofficial)

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