Middle English flemmysshe, from Old Frisian flemsche, from Middle Dutch vlāmisch, vlemesch (modern Vlaams), from Old Frisian flamsk ‘Fleming’ (compare West Frisian Flaamsk), from Proto-Germanic *flaumaz ‘flowing, current (water)’ and *-iskaz. More at Flanders.
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- Of or relating to Flanders, either as the historical county of Flanders (the current provinces of West Flanders and East Flanders in Belgium, Zeelandic Flanders in the Netherlands and French Flanders); or as the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium.
- Of or relating to the Belgian standard variety of the Dutch language.
- Of or relating to West Flemish, East Flemish and/or French Flemish dialects of Dutch.
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- Standard Dutch as it is spoken in Flanders.
- West Flemish, East Flemish and/or French Flemish dialects of Dutch.