hunebed

DutchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From huin (giant) +‎ bed (bed), roughly meaning "a bed (of stones) built by giants". Cognate to and probably formed after German Hünenbett (dolmen), which may have caused the Dutch -ui- to be replaced by -u- - although this may also be due to Low German influence.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦynəbɛt/, /ˈɦʏnəbɛt/
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NounEdit

hunebed n (plural hunebedden)

  1. (archaeology) dolmen