parasiet

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch parasiet, from Middle French parasite, from Latin parasitus, from Ancient Greek παράσιτος (parásitos).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

parasiet (plural parasiete)

  1. parasite

DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French parasite, from Latin parasitus, from Ancient Greek παράσιτος (parásitos). First attested in the 16th century. The sense “parasitic organism” is a semantic loan from French parasite.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌpaː.raːˈsit/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ra‧siet
  • Rhymes: -it

NounEdit

parasiet m (plural parasieten, diminutive parasietje n)

  1. (biology) parasite (parasitic organism) [from 19th c.]
    Luizen, vlooien en andere vampiers zijn bloedergerlijke parasieten.
    Lice, flees and other vampires are bloody annoying parasites.
  2. (figuratively, derogatory) parasite, someone who relies on others to get things done. [from 16th c.]
    Synonym: tafelschuimer

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  • Afrikaans: parasiet
  • Indonesian: parasit
  • Papiamentu: parasit