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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɛi̯.də/
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch side, from Old Dutch *sīda, from Proto-Germanic *sīdǭ.

NounEdit

zijde f (plural zijden)

  1. side, face (of an object)
    Synonym: kant
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch side, from Old Dutch *sīda, from Latin saeta.

NounEdit

zijde f (uncountable)

  1. silk
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle Dutch sidi, a contraction of sijt gi (modern zijt gij).

ContractionEdit

zijde

  1. (Brabantian) Contraction of zijt gij.
Usage notesEdit

The contraction is sometimes reinforced with an additional gij, giving zijde gij.