hermelijn

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch hermelijn, a diminutive of hermel, harmel, from Old Dutch *hermilo, itself also a diminutive, of *harmo, from Proto-Germanic *harmô. Cognate with Middle Low German hermelīn, German Hermelin.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌɦɛr.məˈlɛi̯n/
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  • Hyphenation: her‧me‧lijn
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯n

NounEdit

hermelijn m (plural hermelijnen, diminutive hermelijntje n)

  1. stoat, ermine, Mustela erminea
  2. (heraldry) ermine
  3. (uncountable) ermine, the white fur of the stoat

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: hermelyn