See also: wêreld

DutchEdit

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".

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋeːrəlt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: we‧reld

NounEdit

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

  1. world

Usage notesEdit

The masculine genitive form 's werelds and the feminine dative prepositional form ter wereld are still in common use.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: wêreld
  • Negerhollands: wereld, weerelt

Further readingEdit