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EtymologyEdit

Compound of lijf +‎ spreuk. First attested in the early 18th century.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛi̯f.sprøːk/
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  • Hyphenation: lijf‧spreuk

NounEdit

lijfspreuk f or m (plural lijfspreuken, diminutive lijfspreukje n)

  1. motto (personal motto, rather than heraldic)

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: lyfspreuk
  • West Frisian: liifspreuk