DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch buurt (district) (also buyrte) [15th century], from ghebuerte (surroundings) [c. 1290] and gebuerde (zone) [c. 1240], related to Old High German giburida and German Börde.[1] Akin to West Frisian buert. See also gebied and Belgian Dutch synonym gebuurte.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /byːrt/
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  • Hyphenation: buurt
  • Rhymes: -yːrt

NounEdit

buurt f (plural buurten, diminutive buurtje n)

  1. neighborhood, part of town.
    Tivoli is een buurt in Eindhoven.
    Tivoli is a neighbourhood in Eindhoven.
  2. vicinity, proximity
    Hij is in de buurt.
    He is close by.
    Groningen is nogal uit de buurt.
    Groningen is rather out of the way.

Derived termsEdit

- general:

- buildings:

- persons:

- toponyms:

DescendantsEdit

  • Sranan Tongo: birti
    • Caribbean Hindustani: birti
    • Caribbean Javanese: birti

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ van der Sijs, Nicoline, editor (2010), “buurt”, in Etymologiebank, Meertens Institute

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