doolhof

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdoːlɦɔf/
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  • Hyphenation: dool‧hof

EtymologyEdit

doolhof

From dolen ‎(to wander, err) +‎ hof ‎(court, garden)

NounEdit

doolhof m, n ‎(plural doolhoven, diminutive doolhofje n)

  1. (literally) A labyrinth, maze
  2. (figuratively) Any similarly complex and/or confusing construction, lay-out, situation etc.
    Wie vindt z'n weg nog in de doolhof van wetten?
    Who still finds his way trough the maze of legislation?

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