zwijn

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch swijn, from Old Dutch *swīn (attested in meriswīn ‎(porpoise)), from Proto-Germanic *swīną, from an adjectival form of Proto-Indo-European *sū-. Compare Low German Swien, German Schwein, West Frisian swyn, English swine, Danish svin.

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zwijn n ‎(plural zwijnen, diminutive zwijntje n)

  1. (animal) pig
  2. (person) swine, fiend

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