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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch smeltkroes. Equivalent to smelt +‎ kroes.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

smeltkroes (plural smeltkroese)

  1. crucible, melting pot
  2. (figuratively) melting pot (place where heterogeneous things are mixed)
  3. (figuratively) crucible (difficult or painful experience that refines)

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compound of smelten +‎ kroes.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsmɛlt.krus/
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  • Hyphenation: smelt‧kroes

NounEdit

smeltkroes m (plural smeltkroezen, diminutive smeltkroesje n)

  1. crucible, melting pot
  2. (figuratively) melting pot (place where heterogeneous things are mixed)
  3. (figuratively, dated) crucible (difficult or painful experience that refines)

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: smeltkroes