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See also: vogël, vögel, Vogel, and Vögel

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch vōgel, from Old Dutch fogal, vogal, from Proto-Germanic *fuglaz.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvoːɣəl/
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  • Hyphenation: vo‧gel

NounEdit

vogel m (plural vogels or vogelen, diminutive vogeltje n or vogelijn n)

  1. A bird, feathered animal
  2. A gaai, a feathered target in archery or shooting
  3. (figuratively, slang) A dude, cat

Usage notesEdit

The word vogel is one of the few words where the obsolete Dutch diminutive suffix -lijn can still be encountered: vogelijn (little bird) is chiefly poetic and can be found in poems and songs, but is not often used elsewhere.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch fogal, vogal, from Proto-Germanic *fuglaz.

NounEdit

vōgel m

  1. bird

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • voghel (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • vogel”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929