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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch nauwe. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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AdjectiveEdit

nauw (comparative nauwer, superlative nauwst)

  1. narrow
  2. (figuratively) close
    De bruine rat (Rattus norvegicus) is een zoogdier, behorende tot de orde van de knaagdieren. Zijn nauwste verwanten zijn de Aziatische soorten "Rattus pyctoris" en "Rattus nitidus". — The brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) is a mammal, belonging to the order of the rodents. Its closest relatives are the Asiatic species "Rattus pyctoris" and "Rattus nitidus".

InflectionEdit

Inflection of nauw
uninflected nauw
inflected nauwe
comparative nauwer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial nauw nauwer het nauwst
het nauwste
indefinite m./f. sing. nauwe nauwere nauwste
n. sing. nauw nauwer nauwste
plural nauwe nauwere nauwste
definite nauwe nauwere nauwste
partitive nauws nauwers

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NounEdit

nauw n (uncountable)

  1. strait
    Synonyms: straat, zeestraat

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