DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch muul, from Old Dutch mūl, from Proto-Germanic *mūlą.

NounEdit

muil m (plural muilen, diminutive muiltje n)

  1. An animal's mouth and muzzle or snout
    De temmer steekt zijn hoofd in de muil van de leeuw
    The tamer puts his head in the lion's mouth
  2. (derogatory) A person's face
  3. (notably in muilen trekken) A funny, angry ... face one makes, facial expression
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Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

muil

  1. first-person singular present indicative of muilen
  2. imperative of muilen

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch muul, from Latin (calceus) mulleus (red shoe).

NounEdit

muil m (plural muilen, diminutive muiltje n)

  1. (usually as plural diminutive muiltjes) A flat type of footwear
    De sprookjesprins zocht Assepoester met als enige aanwijzing haar glazen muiltje
    The fairytale prince looked for Cideralla with her glass slipper as only clue
DescendantsEdit
  • Negerhollands: milen, myel

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle Dutch muul, from Latin mūlus.

NounEdit

muil m (plural muilen, diminutive muiltje n)

  1. A mule, an equine crossbreed between a stallion (horse) and a she-ass (donkey)
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • van Veen, P.A.F.; van der Sijs, Nicoline (1997) Etymologisch woordenboek: de herkomst van onze woorden (in Dutch), Utrecht; Antwerpen: Van Dale Lexicografie, →ISBN
  • Prof. dr. G. Geerts e.a., van Dale. Groot Woordenboek der Nederlandse Taal. Utrecht - Antwerp, Van Dale Lexicografie, 1984 (eleventh edition). [leading Dutch dictionary in Dutch, commonly known as ‘de Grote Van Dale’]

LudianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Russian мыло (mylo).

NounEdit

muil

  1. soap

VepsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Russian мыло (mylo).

NounEdit

muil

  1. soap