See also: oud- and Oud

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An oud.

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Etymology

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From Arabic عُود (ʕūd). Doublet of lute.

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oud (plural ouds)

  1. (music) A short-necked and fretless plucked stringed instrument of the lute family, of Arab and Turkish origin.
    Coordinate term: sintir
  2. (perfume) Agarwood.

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Afrikaans

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Etymology

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From Dutch oud, from Middle Dutch out, from Old Dutch alt, from Proto-Germanic *aldaz, from Proto-Indo-European *altós, *h₂eltós, from *h₂el- (grow, nourish).

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oud (attributive ou, comparative ouer, superlative oudste)

  1. old

Czech

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oud m inan

  1. (archaic) Alternative form of úd

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading

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  • oud in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu
  • oud in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch

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Etymology

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From Middle Dutch out, from Old Dutch alt, from Proto-West Germanic *ald, from Proto-Germanic *aldaz, from Proto-Indo-European *altós, *h₂eltós, from *h₂el- (grow, nourish).

Compare German alt, West Frisian âld, Low German old, English old.

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oud (comparative ouder, superlative oudst)

  1. old
    De oude man en de zee.The Old Man and the Sea.
  2. stale (of bread)

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Declension of oud
uninflected oud
inflected oude
comparative ouder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial oud ouder het oudst
het oudste
indefinite m./f. sing. oude oudere oudste
n. sing. oud ouder oudste
plural oude oudere oudste
definite oude oudere oudste
partitive ouds ouders

Next to the regular form oude, the form ouwe is also used informally.

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  • Afrikaans: oud
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: hau
  • Jersey Dutch: āud, āut
  • Negerhollands: oud, ouw, houw, hou
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: ou, oud
  • West Flemish: elde

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Noun

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oud m (plural ouds)

  1. Alternative spelling of ud