See also: Leeuw

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /leːu̯/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: leeuw
  • Rhymes: -eːu̯

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch leeuwe, from Old Dutch lewo, from Latin leō, from Ancient Greek λέων (léōn).

NounEdit

leeuw m (plural leeuwen, diminutive leeuwtje n, feminine leeuwin)

  1. lion
  2. (heraldry) lion
    Nederlandse leeuw - Dutch lion
    Vlaamse leeuw - Flemish lion
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: leeu
  • Negerhollands: leeuw
  • Papiamentu: leeuw (dated)
  • Sranan Tongo: lew

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch leeuwe, from Old Dutch leo.

NounEdit

leeuw n (plural leeuwen, diminutive leeuwtje n)

  1. (obsolete, in toponyms only) burial mound
    Synonym: grafheuvel
Related termsEdit