AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch metafoor, from French métaphore, from Latin metaphora, from Ancient Greek μεταφορά (metaphorá), from μεταφέρω (metaphérō, I transfer, apply).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌmɪə̯.taˈfʊə̯r/

NounEdit

metafoor (plural metafore)

  1. metaphor (figure of speech)

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French métaphore, from Latin metaphora, from Ancient Greek μεταφορά (metaphorá), from μεταφέρω (metaphérō, I transfer, apply), from μετά (metá, with, across, after) + φέρω (phérō, I bear, carry).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌmeː.taːˈfoːr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: me‧ta‧foor
  • Rhymes: -oːr

NounEdit

metafoor f (plural metaforen, diminutive metafoortje n)

  1. metaphor (figure of speech)

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DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: metafoor