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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch boecstaef, boecstave, from Old Dutch *bōkstavo, *buokstavo, from Proto-Germanic *bōkastabô, *bōkastabaz (letter, written symbol), equivalent to boek +‎ staaf. Compare German Buchstabe, English bookstave.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbuk.staːf/
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  • Hyphenation: boek‧staaf

NounEdit

boekstaaf m (plural boekstaven, diminutive boekstaafje n)

  1. letter

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