Middle Dutch seehont, however, is possibly an alteration (due to folk etymology: compare Latin canis marinus, English sea-dog) of Middle Dutch seelhont (literally “seal-hound, seal-dog”), from seel, sael, zēle (“seal”) + hont. Compare Low German Saalhund (“seal”).
- (Netherlands) IPA(key): /ˈzeɪ̯ɦɔnt/
- (Belgium) IPA(key): /ˈzeːɦɔnt/
- Hyphenation: zee‧hond
- A seal, a marine fish-eating mammal (pinniped)