avontuur

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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch avontuur, from Middle Dutch aventure, from Old French aventure. The change to o occurred in early Dutch and is due to influence from avond, which has also affected the pronunciation.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

avontuur (plural avonture, diminutive avontuurtjie)

  1. adventure (remarkable, exciting or challenging experience)

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch aventure, from Old French aventure. The o is due to influence from avond, which has also affected the pronunciation.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aːvɔnˈtyr/, [aːvɔnˈtyːr]
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  • Hyphenation: avon‧tuur
  • Rhymes: -yr

NounEdit

avontuur n (plural avonturen, diminutive avontuurtje n)

  1. adventure (remarkable, exciting or challenging experience)
  1. Synonyms: belevenis, wedervaren
  1. (obsolete) random occurrence, chance occurrence
  1. Synonyms: lotgeval, voorval

Usage notesEdit

Not to be confused with the almost homophonic but differently stressed avonduur (evening hour).

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DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: avontuur