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PronunciationEdit

 
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  • IPA(key): /ˈzeːɦɔnt/
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  • Hyphenation: zee‧hond

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch seehont. Synchronically equivalent to zee(sea) +‎ hond(hound, dog).

Middle Dutch seehont, is possibly an alteration of seelhont(literally seal-hound, seal-dog), from seel(seal), from Proto-Germanic *selhaz. Compare Low German Saalhund(seal).

NounEdit

zeehond m ‎(plural zeehonden, diminutive zeehondje n)

  1. A seal, a marine fish-eating mammal (pinniped)

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