wildebeest

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed in the early 19th century from early Afrikaans wildebeest, modern wildebees (literally wild ox), with influence from beast.

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NounEdit

wildebeest (plural wildebeest or wildebeests or (rare) wildebeesten)

  1. (zoology) The gnu.
    Coordinate term: hartebeest

DescendantsEdit

  • Japanese: ウィルドビースト (wirudobīsuto)

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Afrikaans wildebees (literally wild ox). Equivalent to wilde +‎ beest.

PronunciationEdit

 
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  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɪl.dəˌbeːst/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: wil‧de‧beest

NounEdit

wildebeest n (plural wildebeesten, diminutive wildebeestje n)

  1. gnu, wildebeest
    Synonym: gnoe m