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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch hoeve, from Old Dutch houva, hoba, from Proto-Germanic *hōbō (plot of land). Cognates include German Hube, Old Saxon hōƀa; beyond the Germanic languages it is related to Ancient Greek κῆπος (kêpos, garden, orchard).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: hoe‧ve

NounEdit

hoeve c (plural hoeven or hoeves, diminutive hoevetje n)

  1. farmstead

VerbEdit

hoeve

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of hoeven