DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑu̯ə/
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AdjectiveEdit

ouwe

  1. (informal) Inflected form of oud

NounEdit

ouwe m (plural ouwen, diminutive oudje n)

  1. (informal) man, mate
    Bedankt, ouwe!Thanks, mate!
  2. (informal) father, old man
    Weet je zeker dat je ouwe dit goedvindt?Are you sure your old man approves of this?

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

ouwe

  1. Alternative form of ewe

Middle High GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old High German ouwa, from Proto-Germanic *awjō.

NounEdit

ouwe f (genitive singular ouwen or ouwe, plural ouwen or ouwe)

  1. stream, current of water
    Synonym: stroum
  2. land by the water
    1. island
      Synonyms: i(n)sele, ei(n)lant, wert
    2. wetland, wet meadow

Etymology 2Edit

From Old High German ou, from Proto-Germanic *awiz.

NounEdit

ouwe f (genitive singular ouwe, plural ouwe)

  1. (becoming rare) ewe, female sheep