See also: Heraut and héraut

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch heraut, from Old French heraut, from Frankish *heriwald, from Proto-Germanic *harjawaldaz, a compound consisting of *ker- (army) +‎ *h₂welh₁- (to be strong, to rule), equivalent to modern Dutch heer (army) +‎ weld (power, authority). Compare Wouter, which has these elements reversed.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɦeːˈrɑu̯t/
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  • Hyphenation: he‧raut
  • Rhymes: -ɑu̯t

NounEdit

heraut m (plural herauten, diminutive herautje n)

  1. herald

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