See also: wêreld

Contents

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋeːrəlt/, /ˈʋiːrəlt/, /ˈʋirəlt/
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  • Hyphenation: we‧reld

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch werelt, from Old Dutch werold, werolt, from Proto-Germanic *weraldiz, from Proto-Germanic *weraz(man) + *aldiz(time, age, old), hence "age of man". Reanalyzable as modern Dutch weer(man) +‎ elde(age, era).

Cognate to West Frisian wrâld, English world, German Welt, Swedish värld.

NounEdit

wereld f, m ‎(plural werelden, diminutive wereldje n)

  1. world

Usage notesEdit

The genitive form 's werelds is still in common use.

Derived termsEdit

External linksEdit

  • wereld in Woordenboek der Nederlandsche Taal
  • wereld” in Van Dale Onlinewoordenboek, Van Dale Lexicografie, 2007.