diefstal

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From late Middle Dutch diefstal, from Middle High German diepstale, from diep (thief) + stale (theft). The former part has the same origin as dief, the latter is from Old High German stāla, from Proto-Germanic *stēlō. Replaced the Middle Dutch word diefte, which still survives in some dialects.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

diefstal m (plural diefstallen, diminutive diefstalletje n)

  1. theft

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