winterslaap

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compound of winter (winter) +‎ slaap (sleep), probably a calque of German Winterschlaf. Attested since the second half of the 18th century.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɪn.tərˌslaːp/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: win‧ter‧slaap

NounEdit

winterslaap m (plural winterslapen, diminutive winterslaapje n)

  1. (biology, chiefly in the singular) hibernation [from 18th c.]

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • West Frisian: wintersliep