Weetjes

Etymologie

Etymologie, het kan me meestal wel boeien.

Zo ging ik onlangs eens op ontdekkingstocht of we nu ‘Dutch’ praten in Vlaanderen, of toch ‘Flemish’

Van op wikipedia:

The only official language in Flanders is Dutch.

En zo kwam ik opeens ook te weten waar de plaatsnaam Vlaanderen vandaan komt.

Ook van op wikipedia natuurlijk:

Flemish is derived from the name of the County of Flanders, from Middle Dutch vlāmisch, vlemesch. The name of the County of Flanders itself was first attested in Ghent, in 1237, and etymologically it derives from ‘Flandr’, which is Old Dutch roughly meaning ‘that which is flooded/flooded area’; compare Common Germanic *flōðuz, “flood”

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