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griet

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Such as take lodgings in a head that's to be let unfurnished.
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Etymology 1

onomatopoeia

Noun

griet m. (plural grieten, diminutive grietje)

  1. alternative form of grutto (the bird godwit)

Etymology 2

from the girls name Margriet, cognate with Margareth

Noun

griet f. (plural grieten, diminutive grietje)

  1. girl, (young or any) female, often derogatory: broad
  2. (also m.) short for margriet, an apple variety
Derived terms

Etymology 3

euphemistic alteration of god

Noun

griet (plural grieten, diminutive grietje)

  1. euphemism for God, notable as an alternative for blasphemous cursing

Etymology 4

Noun

griet f. (plural grieten, diminutive grietje)

  1. Rhombus vulgaris, a fish species

References

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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