The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: moer

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moer
etymology 1 Contraction of moeder by syncope of medial /d/ (compare mede vs. mee), from Middle Dutch moeder, from odt *muodar, from Proto-Germanic *mōdēr.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (rare, archaic) mother
  2. a queen bee
  3. a female hare
  4. a female rabbit
  5. a female ferret
Synonyms: (mother) moeder, ma, mama, (queen bee) bijenkoningin, (female hare) moershaas, (female rabbit) moerkonijn
etymology 2 A shortening of moerschroef, from moer ‘mother (see etymology 1)’ + schroef ‘bolt’.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. a type of fastener with a threaded hole; a nut
  2. (informal) something small and insignificant (in the phrase geen moer) Het kan me geen moer schelen. I do not care at all.
etymology 3 Contraction of moeder, a dialectal variant of modder.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. sediment formed in various alcholic drinks and vinegar; compare French: mère de vinaigre
etymology 4 From Middle Dutch moer. Related to meer. Cognate with English moor, Old English mōr.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. morass, marsh, peat
etymology 5 {{etystub}}
noun: {{head}}
  1. alternative form of muur chickweed
anagrams:
  • more, roem, Rome

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