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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch gelaet.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɣəˈlaːt/
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  • Hyphenation: ge‧laat
  • Rhymes: -aːt

NounEdit

gelaat n (plural gelaten, diminutive gelaatje n)

  1. (Human) face, used in formal or poetic language.
    • 1889, Herman Gorter, Mei (1998), Frysk en Frij, page 28:
      Toen zonk de angst van haar gelaat.
      Then fear sank from her face.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: gelaat
  • West Frisian: gelit