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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Dutch mīn, from Proto-Germanic *mīnaz.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɛi̯n/ (stressed)
  • IPA(key): /mən/ (unstressed; may be spelt m'n)
  • (file)

DeterminerEdit

mijn (dependent possessive, independent possessive mijne, contracted form m'n)

  1. belonging to me: my
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch mine, from Old French mine, from Late Latin mina, from Gaulish, from Proto-Celtic *mēnis (ore, metal). Some senses are borrowed from French mine (explosive device) and Middle French mine (tunnel for sapping).

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NounEdit

mijn f (plural mijnen, diminutive mijntje n)

  1. mine (place where ore is taken out of the ground)
  2. mine (device meant to explode when stepped upon or touched)
  3. (historical) mine (tunnel used for sapping enemy defence works or lines)
  4. (entomology) shaft dug by an insect larva in plant organs, such as leaves
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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch mīn, from Proto-Germanic *mīnaz.

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

mijn

  1. my

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Further readingEdit

  • mijn”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • mijn”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929