DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *wīf, from Proto-Germanic *wībą. Compare Low German Wief, West Frisian wiif, German Weib, English wife, Danish viv.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wijf n (plural wijven, diminutive wijfje n)

  1. (derogatory) woman

Usage notesEdit

  • The diminutive of this word has an independent meaning ("female animal").
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