The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: muil

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muil pronunciation
  • /mœy̯l/
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etymology 1 From Middle Dutch muul, mule, from odt mūl, *mūla, from Proto-Germanic *mūlō, *mūlô.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. An animal's mouth and muzzle or snout De temmer steekt zijn hoofd in de muil van de leeuw The tamer puts his head in the lion's mouth
  2. (pejorative) A person's face
  3. (notably in muilen trekken) A funny, angry ... face one makes, facial expression
Synonyms: snuit, (person's face) gelaat {{g}}, gezicht {{g}}, smoel
verb: {{nl-verb-form}}
  1. nl-verb form of muilen
  2. nl-verb form of muilen
etymology 2 From Middle Dutch muul, from Latin mulleus 'red' (in calceus mulleus, 'red shoe' as worn by Julius Caesar)
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (usually as plural diminutive muiltjes) A flat type of footwear De sprookjesprins zocht Assepoester met als enige aanwijzing haar glazen muiltje The fairytale prince looked for Cideralla with her glass slipper as only clue
etymology 3 From Middle Dutch muul, from Latin mulus
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. A mule, an equine crossbreed between a stallion (horse) and a she-ass (donkey)

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