wisselkind

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EtymologyEdit

From wisselen (to swap) +‎ kind (child).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

wisselkind n (plural wisselkinderen, diminutive wisselkindje n)

  1. (folklore) changeling; an infant of a magical creature secretly exchanged for a human infant
    Synonym: wisselbalg
  2. swapling; an infant secretly exchanged for another