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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch vleck, vlecke (also vlacke), from Old Dutch flec (attested as a byname) and *flekko, from Proto-Germanic *flekka- (spot, mark, blemish), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂g-, *pleh₂k- (to beat, strike).

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NounEdit

vlek f, m (plural vlekken, diminutive vlekje n)

  1. spot, stain, speck
    Synonyms: smet

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

vlek n (plural vlekken, diminutive vlekje n)

  1. (obsolete) area, region
  2. hamlet
  3. (obsolete) town, large village
    Synonyms: dorp

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