DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /spœy̯t/
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  • Hyphenation: spuit
  • Rhymes: -œy̯t

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch spoyte, probably related to spuien.

NounEdit

spuit f (plural spuiten, diminutive spuitje n)

  1. spout
    Gisteren ontdekte hij dat de spuit van de tuinslang kapot is.
    He discovered yesterday that the spout of the garden hose is broken.
  2. needle, syringe
    Dit geneesmiddel wordt door middel van een spuit toegediend.This medicine is administered by means of a syringe.
    Synonym: injectiespuit
  3. injection, jab
    De guit krijgt een spuit.The rascal receives a jab.
    Synonyms: injectie, prik
  4. (euphemistic, usually diminutive) euthanasia (particularly in relation to animals, usage in relation to humans may be considered crass)
    Ons konijn heeft vorige week een spuitje gekregen.Our rabbit was euthanised last week.
  5. (dated) gun, rifle
    De veteraan uit de Eerste Wereldoorlog had zijn oude spuit aan de mantel gehangen.
    The veteran of the First World War had hung his old gun on the mantle.
    Synonym: geweer
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: spuit
  • Indonesian: sepuit
  • Japanese: スポイト
  • Sranan Tongo: spoiti

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

spuit

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of spuiten
  2. imperative of spuiten

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

spuit

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of spuien
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of spuien

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

VerbEdit

spuit

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of spuō