The Alternative Afrikaans Dictionary: slang

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slang {{was fwotd}} etymology Of uncertain origin, possibly from Dutch slang, from Middle Dutch slange, from odt slango, from Proto-Germanic *slangô, although OED discounts this. pronunciation
  • [slɑŋ]
noun: {{af-noun}}
  1. snake; serpent
    • 1983, E. P. Groenewald et al. (translators), Bybel, Genesis 3:2: Die vrou het die slang geantwoord: “Ons mag eet van die vrugte van die bome in die tuin. The woman answered the serpent: “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden.
related terms:
  • grootslang

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