See also: buiten-

Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Dutch buten, from Old Dutch *būtan, from Proto-West Germanic *biūtan (outside of, around, without, except), equivalent to be- +‎ uit +‎ -en. Cognate to English but, Luxembourgish baussen, West Frisian bûten, Saterland Frisian buute (without), Dutch Low Saxon buten.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbœy̯.tə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bui‧ten
  • Rhymes: -œy̯tən

Adverb edit


  1. outside
    Het is mooi weer, laten we buiten spelen.
    The weather is nice, let's play outside.

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Afrikaans: buite
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: bitmo, bitum
  • Jersey Dutch: bäute
  • Negerhollands: bittie, bytten
    • Virgin Islands Creole: abidi (archaic)
  • Caribbean Hindustani: boiti

Preposition edit


  1. outside, out of

Inflection edit

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Noun edit

buiten n (plural buitens, diminutive buitentje n)

  1. A mansion and its surrounding estate in the countryside.
    Synonym: buitenplaats