harpoen

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch arpoen, from Middle French harpon (hook, hold-on). Cognate with English harpoon, German Harpune.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɦɑrˈpun/
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  • Hyphenation: har‧poen
  • Rhymes: -un

NounEdit

harpoen m (plural harpoenen, diminutive harpoentje n)

  1. A harpoon, short spearlike weapon with tenderhooks thrown at the target, of various sizes and types, e.g. used for whaling
  2. Some similar weapons
  3. (heraldry) A figure representing a harpoon

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DescendantsEdit

  • Negerhollands: harpoen
  • Arawak: harpona
  • Swedish: harpun
  • Papiamentu: harpun, arpun