woestijn

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch woestine, from Old Dutch wuostinna. Cognate with German Wüste, English waste. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʋusˈtɛi̯n/
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯n
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  • Hyphenation: woes‧tijn

NounEdit

woestijn f (plural woestijnen, diminutive woestijntje n)

  1. desert (environmental area with very little precipitation)

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: woestyn
  • Negerhollands: woestyne, wusteine
  • Papiamentu: wustein