The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: serpent

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serpent {{wikipedia}} etymology Borrowing from Old French serpent, from Latin serpēns, from the verb serpō, from Proto-Indo-European *serp-. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (archaic) snake {{g2}}
  2. an unpleasant, spiteful person {{g2}}
  3. (musical instruments) serpent {{g2}}
Synonyms: slang {{g2}} (1, 2)
  • persten, strepen

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