wereld

See also: wêreld

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch werold, werolt, from Proto-Germanic *weraldiz, from Proto-Germanic *weraz ‎(man) + *aldiz ‎(time, age, old), hence "age of man".

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.
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