DutchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch sproke, from Old Dutch *spruki, from Proto-Germanic *sprukiz, from the verb *sprekaną (to speak). See spreken. Cognate with German Spruch.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sprøːk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: spreuk
  • Rhymes: -øːk

NounEdit

spreuk f (plural spreuken, diminutive spreukje n)

  1. saying, proverb
    Synonym: gezegde
  2. sentence
  3. conjuration, incantation
  4. spell

Derived termsEdit


West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch spreuk.

NounEdit

spreuk c (plural spreuken, diminutive spreukje)

  1. saying, proverb

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • spreuk”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011